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The Tragic Consequences of Misrepresentation on Social Media.

Social media sites have exploded in popularity over the last decade. These sites have helped to shape the society that we are living in today and act as one of the main avenues that today’s youth take to express themselves to the outside world. We are currently living in a world where the vast majority of people have multiple social media accounts, that they are actively posting content to. A report conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health (year?) found that 91% of 16-24 year olds Read more [...]
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Identity in Communities and Networks

Faking Faces: Instagram’s role in propagating unrealistic beauty standards

ABSTRACT The fundamental goal of this paper is to understand how online platforms support self-presentation and impression management in the context of Instagram profiles. Emphasis will be placed on the extent to which these online platforms propagate an ideal body image through influencers and platform affordances such as filters and third-party editing applications such as FaceTune. The various articles and research which explores this very subject have reiterated time and time again that users Read more [...]
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Identity in Communities and Networks

Exploring the negative impacts that unrealistic body ideals created by social media influencers have on youngsters.

Conference-paper-pdfDownload Abstract This paper talks about, the factors influencing the enforcement of new body ideals for young males and females in society, on social media platforms such as YouTube, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram by Influencers. By exploring articles, researches made on the subject, and books, to understand the behaviours and causes for this new cultural behaviour. This paper discusses that social media influencers are enforcing new body ideals for young males and Read more [...]
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Identity in Communities and Networks

Life Through a Filter: How Social Network Pressures Lead to an Identity & Body Image Crisis

Abstract This papers details the complex issue that arise from the pressures of Social Networking Sites (SNS). While originally deemed to be merely a new form of communication, SNS have invaded our minds to the point where users subconsciously present themselves online in a way that corresponds with SNS ‘standards’. These standards are set by those that users follow, whether it be their friends/acquaintances or ‘Influencers’ who appear to be more happy, rich and successful than the onlookers. Read more [...]
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Identity in Communities and Networks

The online community of Instagram: a tool promoting self acceptance in young females

Abstract The aim of this paper is to analyze the impact of Instagram on the body image of young women. The online community of Instagram is promoting self acceptance in young females by creating new beauty standards. For the purpose of this analysis, research has been done on the social media platform by searching for famous hashtags as well as analyzing some of the body positivity activists and brands’ page. The resultant social undertaking intends to make young females who are body dissatisfied Read more [...]