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Module 3: Blog Assignment

Sirene Katerina’s 24-hr media Diary.

6 a.m.: I am currently recovering from a surgery. I woke up and grab my phone to check my Twitter and Instagram. I posted a tweet about my Spanish class and how I have finally scheduled a mental counseling appointment. I know that this information is public, and I am fine with it being seen by everyone. Also have read about diabetes, because I’m worried of the possibility of me getting it. According to my research from the web,

Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to your health because it’s an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It’s also your brain’s main source of fuel.

The underlying cause of diabetes varies by type. But, no matter what type of diabetes you have, it can lead to excess sugar in your blood. Too much sugar in your blood can lead to serious health problems.

Chronic diabetes conditions include type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Potentially reversible diabetes conditions include prediabetes and gestational diabetes. Prediabetes occurs when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. And prediabetes is often the precursor of diabetes unless appropriate measures are taken to prevent progression. Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy but may resolve after the baby is delivered.

7 a.m- 12p.m.: I tried going back to sleep listening to “Relaxing Sounds” from Spotify.

12 p.m.: Woke up and went to check my Instagram and Facebook. Also tweeted about Philippine politics. The presidential election is about to happen in there in a few months. As a Filipino, I like to keep updated about my country’s hot topics about mostly any issues. One of the candidates is a very controversial one because he is the son of former Philippines President Marcos who was a dictator, so his bid is making Filipinos very worried. I have read an article that states,

The Philippines’ election commission is coming under increased scrutiny over much-anticipated decisions on cases seeking to exclude front-runner Ferdinand Marcos Jr. from the presidential election in May. Multiple disqualification cases are hanging over Marcos’s presidential bid, which is part of his family’s political comeback after the 1986 “People Power” revolt that toppled his late father and forced them into exile. The election commission has ruled on some petitions in favor of Marcos, but three consolidated cases seeking to disqualify him over a past tax offense conviction have not been resolved.

Rowena Guanzon, the presiding commissioner in charge of those petitions, said Thursday that a “powerful” person is interfering in the cases. Guanzon is set for mandatory retirement on Feb. 2.

In a rare move, Guanzon disclosed her vote to disqualify Marcos ahead of the ruling’s official release. It was not immediately clear how the two other commissioners hearing the case voted.

1p.m: Used Facebook messenger and checked in to my group chats with my friends. Also, went to YouTube and look at what to do if in Barcelona, Spain and Athens Greece. There has been a promotional ad that popped up about discounted stays in hotels, as well as discounted plane tickets thru Kayak.com

2p.m: Watching YouTube videos about travel vlogs. I love to watch this user named “Avelovinit“. Her travel vlogs are quite entertaining and helpful. I will travel to Europe this summer so watching her videos are so helpful. This is probably why YouTube algorithm showed ads about discounted flights and hotels, because I am always watching and searching about these kinds of stuff.

7p.m: I checked my Instagram again. Reshared a photo of a male model who’s absolutely gorgeous. I have also reposted a political campaign to Vote against Texas incumbent governor.

Were there any themes in the way you use media throughout the day or the type of content you interact with? My Answer is: Yes, I think they are mainly about lifestyle vlogs and politics. Are you reconsidering how you interact with media and how your information or content is being used?  No, I think I have been a responsible media user, so I don’t intend on reconsidering on how I use it. If I would really think about it, maybe I would not let myself be distracted with these media outlets that much, because they tend to distract and take too much of my time.

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