Teens today are suffering from the effects of social media saturation, but they don’t have the life experience to be able to think critically about it.
By realizing the benefits of social media use, as well as the way it can affect us, we can then help our youth manage the same image-impairing damage.
By maintaining these communities, we maintain the health of the larger organization.
In order to do this, we strive to be accepted by our fellows. Through acceptance, we understand what we have to offer, and feel that we belong. What does rejection do to the human brain that so desperately needs to fit in?
From Facebook to Pinterest, Twitter, and half a dozen others, social media keeps us connected.
The other side of that same coin is studies show social media use can lead to depression, anxiety, and reduced self-esteem.
Since the dawn of time we’ve gathered together into tribes, cities, and nations in order to survive the dangers of the wild.
What this does is only show the side of their lives; and when the bright side is all we see and we compare our lives to others, we’re comparing the good and bad of our lives with only the good of others.
I sign up to Tinder, the hottest new thing in online dating. I'll be the first to admit I'm not the most handsome of men, but surely there are some women who like the look of me out there? She takes one glance at my profile and immediately comprehends more about people's behaviour on Tinder than me. She searches through my pictures for more flattering ones and we replace the bio with a witty one-liner.
As a veteran of practically every dating site known to man, I'm immediately impressed with it. Swipe right, and if they've done the same for you, it allows you to chat to them. "You've used your Facebook profile picture, haven't you? Also, in your bio, you say you're looking for a relationship. Within minutes I'm contacted by a woman with big tattoos on her neck. Thursday Replacing the chubby picture with a more svelte one makes me into lady catnip.
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