Influences Of Social Media Essay

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There is no secret that a modern day teenager’s life is built around the usage of technology. As a result of society’s heavy reliance on technology, social media has become popular amongst people who are “technologically advanced.” Though there is a wide variety of social sites that can be accessed through modern day technology, a few have become very popular. Social sites which have become widely popular among teens include Instagram, Tumblr, and Snapchat. These social networking sites provide instant social connection and emotional support while letting teens post and send pictures of their everyday life. Many teens look towards social media for emotional support and social acceptance. The continual usage of these sites are negatively …show more content…
Instagram Features their most liked pictures in a tab on their app. In reality, the “Featured” tab on Instagram is for people who’ve obtained a high reputation in the social scene. These “Instagram Famous” individuals force people to want to attain more followers and ‘likes’ on their photos. The majority of teens use social media in order to measure their popularity against others. A popular trend called ‘selfies’ are now arising amongst teens. According to Victoria Woollaston, a science and tech reporter at Daily Mail, “The new craze, which involves posing by yourself before taking a picture, has risen in popularity, with over one million selfies taken every day”. Teens measure their self-worth by posting their ‘selfies’ on Instagram. There becomes a constant battle as to who can get more ‘likes’ and comments on a picture. Victoria Woollaston also states that, “The majority of teens post the photos in search of assurance and compliments, but they are making themselves vulnerable to negative comments and abuse”. In search for attention teens do not realize that they are bringing down their self- esteem. Most teens are likely to delete a photo if it doesn’t get as many ‘likes’ as they would want or if they were to receive a negative comment on a photo. Today’s teens are now making it easier to get bullied through social apps. In many cases teens often bully themselves. There is a constant battle
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