In class we discussed Television and its evolution. I found it pretty interesting how our habits have changed over time. In the early development of Television, families would gather around like a weekly ritual bringing everyone together. When national disasters happened it was also shared amongst people because most of the population would find out details during the “breaking news”. In today’s world Television has become digital and a streaming sensation. We can watch shows whenever we want and where ever we want. It is convenient but it also takes away from the anticipation from waiting a week for the next episode. I remember watching shows and going to school excited about lunch time because that’s where most of the discussions and predictions would occur. It was also another way to connect people with real conversations. Now binge watching has become a habit. I found an interesting article about how binge watching is linked to Depression and how people with poorer mental health have picked up the habit more. It was said that lonely people binge watch which also leads to depression. In the Article “Binge-watching TV is linked to depression” scientists concluded “‘Binge-watching’ is a growing public health concern that needs to be addressed,”. The term Binge watching was developed in the 1990s around the time that DVDs were popular but exploded during 2013 when NETFLIX began to become popular. Though I feel everyone has the right to decide on whether they want to binge, I also feel that it takes away from human interaction and real connection. My question is do you think Binge watching is a harmless addiction or something that should be looked into?
Here are the links with some more insight on Binge Watching.