In this paper I wrote about the possible effects of social media on both, individuals and the society as a whole. The first thing I do is illustrate today’s situation of social media with some research findings with specific aspects of focus. Technology are the possible consequence for our social behavior, there are many different interpretations related to social media. The way that people think is also part of the technology and the influence of social media. Social networks are social structures that serve as means of communication, to facilitate the dissemination of messages in information channels, shortening distances and times of sending messages, all this facilitating kinship relations, personal relationships, organizational relationships,
I need avoid losing my temper and try to remember faces and names, learn some memory devices. A major community contribution can lead to significant community awareness of who I am. I can use social media marketing my personal branding • Social media enables you to communicate your personal brand. I can use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn are excellent communication vehicles if used properly. Social media can also be the undoing of my personal brand.
To further support the 'looking-glass self ' concept, Yeung and Martin (2003) state that the construction of a person 's identity is based on how we perceive ourselves as the same as other people perspective towards us. This shows that people nowadays are very sensitive and mindful when it comes to reassuring their own identity and existence. In the 21st century, social network such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, has been a part of our daily life and people are so addicted to it. People will have the urge to post stuff such as selfie or videos about themselves on the social media and share it to the world. Once they posted it, people on the internet will give 'like ', 'favourite ', 'retweets ', 'comments ', towards the post and this will boost not only the person 's emotionally
A selfie is a narcissistic attempt of showing to the viewers about yourself. It is about seeking reassurance and making statements about ourselves. Even when a person post a photo of you on social media, you can untag, delete or modify the photo to keep social presence more consistent with the self-image you want others to see; suggesting the desire to maintain an image that’s accepted by society before the self. Although selfies make you seem vain, it boosts one’s self-confidence and self-esteem. The satisfaction comes about when our statuses get acknowledged or even better, approved.
This can be done when an event has happened or a stakeholder has supported an initiative by the organization, wherein giving recognition to the publics is viewed as possible through the media with a personalized touch. Lastly, the immediacy of feedback embodies the characteristic of Facebook being an asynchronous channel which is seen as an advantage for receiving quicker responses from its publics (Hopkins, 2012). This theory proposes the identification of which media as deemed to be most effective for a certain context rather than the process of organizational members choosing the media. Using this framework for this study, the researchers aim to analyze the content of the organization’s Facebook page with regard to the richness and quality of the content. Various organizations such as non-profit organizations in Libya and local governments in Europe are engaged in ways of ensuring that their social media is of quality (Attouni & Mustaffa, 2014; Bonsón et al., 2013).
The two studies were examined through distinct focal points of two different theoretical approaches, Leary’s sociometer theory (1999) and Henriques’ Unified Theory of Psychology (2011). The HUTP underlines that cultural aspect plays an important role in human self-esteem, thus, leads to the assumption that socialization will influence self-esteem, after controlling for social influence. On the other hand, Leary (1999) proposes that self-esteem is a measurement that monitors interactions between people and transports signals to the person to keep them in check with how socially acceptable their behaviors are. Hence, when people feel accepted or relationally valued by others, they should experience an increase level of self-esteem, whereas when they feel rejected or a lack of relational value, they should experience a comparatively low level of self-esteem. People have evolved to have a psychological gauge for sensing signals from these interactions concerning how well their behaviors are integrating them into society and how much they are being accepted or rejected (Anthony 2007, Leary
Many people use social media to discover and gather personal information about friends, acquaintances, and even strangers (pictures, likes, relationship status, political views, friends, locations, personal preferences and more).It is the free will of an individual to decide how much information he or she are willing to share on social media outlets. Many people, myself included, are concerned with the difficulty to protect privacy. Maintaining the confidentiality of information and preventing others from misusing it in ways that are beneficial to them is very important online interactions. The use of social media is creating a society unable to maintain personal confidentiality. The question that comes to my mind is there are people better off interacting amongst themselves knowing that an individual’s public and private figure are available online.
1. Introduction In this new era it is unsettling for many psychologists that people readily reveal personal information online via social networking sites (Lannin & Scott, 2013). It is this online communication that has provided emerging prospects to study social influences (Guadagno et el., 2013). This paper will discuss the effects of social psychology concepts with regard to self-perception and self-presentation via social networking sites. It will also analyze the perception of others on these social media platforms.
BOOK REVIEW The book, A Networked Self: Identity, Community and Culture on Social Network Sites is an excellent collection of research by leading scholars on social networking, its implications and network analysis. The main topics of the book are the social media and social networking sites like face book, twitter and My space etc. According to Wikipedia, “social media are the computer- mediated tools that allows people to create, share or exchange information, ideas and pictures/ videos in virtual communities and networks.” The focus of the book lies on the self-identity and what happened when self identity is exposed through social networks in a social media. The core theme of this collection structured around identity, community and culture.
Below, we will note the causes, effects on victims, as well as analyze this subject using a symbolic interactionalist perspective. Social media is grounded in our day to day lives and has become something that depends on and uses quite often in our day to day lives. In fact, we should begin by giving an accurate definition of what social media consists of. It is often internet-based communication such as websites that allow people to be in contact with a social network by sharing various information or images, etc. Though social media is an excellent way to keep in touch with family and friends across the world, it can also be used in negative and hateful ways.