Day 4: The Obsession Continues

As usual, the first thing I did this morning was scroll through my social media. Ironically a tweet from one of my favourite dancers came up on my feed which read “I am not a morning person”. I retweeted this tweet because it was 6am and I felt that I could really strongly relate to it and also thought the timing was very funny. I then continued to look through my Instagram notifications, liking a few photos of friends and celebrities that I follow.

Other than listening to music on Spotify on the way to uni and completing work online on Blackboard and Google Docs whilst there, I didn’t really get the chance to use the online space again until I arrived home. Once home, I was extremely tired from my early start so I allowed myself to watch some Youtube videos. I watched about 10-15 videos from my subscription box with these mainly relating to fashion, lifestyle or vlogging.

I have also still been very much excited about the Beauty and the Beast movie, so I spent a lot of time watching interviews with the cast. When a movie comes out that I really love I always tend to indulge in watching interview after interview to get a sense of what it was like behind the scenes and to also just enjoy the funny stories the cast have to tell. My favourites were this interview where Emma Watson told the story of how they shot the snowball scene in the new movie and this one where Emma Watson and Dan Stevens answered frequently searched questions about themselves and the movie.

I went to bed quite early today however I still made time for my usual before-bed scroll through social media. I spent a particularly long time on Tumblr where I liked and reblogged a lot of posts from my favourite bloggers. These were generally photography and quote type pictures, many relating to ideas of feminism and positivity as well as just some fashion pictures that I thought looked nice.

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Day 2: Tweeting my Emotions

Today’s online media usage tended to surround the excitement I had for seeing the new Beauty and the Beast movie. This movie is one that I have been looking forward to for years now and having always loved the original I was excited, to say the least, to see the new one. I therefore posted and interacted with a lot of content relating to the movie.

I posted multiple tweets (1, 2, 3, 4) to my public account expressing my excitement for the movie throughout the day. I then also posted mini review-like tweets after seeing the movie, sharing what I thought of it. These tweets were posted so I could share my opinion on the movie and also so that I could connect with other people who’d seen it and wanted to talk about it as well. I also posted an Instagram story of the event, taking a photo with my iPhone of the cinema and the screen that was shown before the movie played. I placed text over the image sharing what I was doing with my followers and again expressing how excited I felt in the moment.

During the day the rest of my online media use was mindless scrolling through my social media platforms. I checked notifications on my Facebook, mainly photos that friend’s had tagged me in or group work pages for university. I also scrolled through my Instagram feed liking posts from celebrities, fashion bloggers and more. Through liking their posts I was sharing my appreciation for their posts. Lastly, I also listened to Spotify whilst completing work for university, listening to playlists I’ve previously curated such as my ‘Throwback‘ and ‘January‘ Playlists. These things were not at all substantial and mainly occurred simply to fill time and occupy me between completing other important tasks for university/work.