Social Networks

The Impact of Instagram Use in Young Women

This study explores the immediate impacts Instagram has on young women through body dysmorphia, bullying and low self-esteem. It has been proven through extensive research that Instagram has multiple effects on impressionable teenagers. The results showed that the application caused a lot of self-doubt, self-hate, body image issues and a place where people can openly bully others anonymously. It showed that mental health disorders were common among young teens experiencing similar feelings because of Instagram’s superficial standards. It then concludes that Instagram is a harmful application making it much harder for women to fight the patriarchy when unachievable standards of beauty are displayed everywhere and all the time. Read more [...]
Identity in Communities and Networks

The encouragement towards modification of identities of women and teenage girls by the Instagram influencer community.

The-encouragement-towards-modification-of-identities-of-women-and-teenage-girls-by-the-Instagram-influencer-community.-Download Abstract The purpose of this paper is to highlight and explore the role of the influencer community within Instagram, which relates to the topic of identity in communities and networks. This will support the argument that the influencer community on Instagram encourages portrayals of modified identities for women and teenage girls. The paper stresses upon the fact Read more [...]