Social Media And Its Impact On Society

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Selfie is defined as a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media. Selfie was the 2013 Oxford Dictionaries word of the year and have great impacts on social media websites across the internet. To this day the world has been caught in this tendency by mocking it or participating it. As selfies get more popular the beauty standard are impossible to reach for ordinary young women. Every individual have different perspective of what self-portrait present. In fact, based on my own experience and the experience of classmate, I cannot deny the boost in confidence level that selfies bring. People, who were often unexpressive and distrustful of their own positive trait in the real world, often finds their worth through selfies.
This is the case of Samuel Ngure presented in his personal response. Ngure talked about how one selfie changed his whole mindset and how he viewed himself. He was bullied throughout elementary and middle school because of his race, skin color and his physical appearance. At first, he was a little hesitant to take self-image with his friend, Nick. He begged his friend not to post the selfie on social media but the next morning, it was on his newsfeed. He was afraid to look at the comments, but as he read the responses he was amazed at the positive feedbacks that the picture received. Because of this experience, he is comfortable with his skin tone and not only that it boost up his

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