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Research Journal Based on Personal Experience and Observation
Journalism & Communication
Pages 7 (1757 words)
Research Journal Based on Personal Experience and Observation Name: Course: Tutor: Institution: Date: Research Journal Based on Personal Experience and Observation Subject 1: My mother’s friend, who had visited our home Date: Wednesday 26 September 2012 Situation: Texting messages using the phone, while watching American Idol, and chatting with friends on Facebook Old Media: Basic cable television and Text Messages New (social) Media: Facebook TIME OBSERVATION NOTES 5:00PM She has arrived from work, sat on the couch, while enjoying a soft drink, watching American Idol, and still she was logged into her Facebook account using her laptop.
The message drew her attention from the television, and she began to reply. 5:23pm After replying, she took her laptop and opened the tab where she has logged into facebook, and found more than five people have already initiated chats. She commenced replying to their chats, and before she was done with it, her attention was drawn by the television. Therefore, the television distracted her from continuing with the chats on Facebook; in fact, she did not respond to some of the comments from her friends. In the meantime, she was also waiting for her friend to respond to the message that she had sent earlier, via the text messaging. 5:35pm Her friend replied through the phone messaging services, and this drew her attention again. The message seemed to be more interesting than the television: due to a reflection from her smile as she read through. Before replying to the message received, friends on the facebook drew her attention, and she decided to reply to three of her friends. ...
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