How Does the Constant Use of Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) Alter Young Peoples (13-25) True Identity?
The integration of social media in mobile devices has also spread its reach, which has allowed for ease of communication between individuals. In an emergency situation, people will use social media to share information with others and relevant authorities. This would allow emergency worker to better understand the emergency situation, which would allow them to make the necessary preparations.
The 16-24 age group are by far the most active social media users with 91% using the internet for social media. Compare this with 51% of 55-64 year olds and only 23% of the 65 plus age range and it is clear there is currently a generational disparity when looking at social media usage.
Several studies have indicated that the prolonged use of social networking sites (SNS), such as Facebook, may be related to signs and symptoms of depression. In addition, some authors have indicated that certain SNS activities might be associated with low self-esteem, especially in children and adolescents. Other studies have presented opposite results in terms of positive impact of social networking on self-esteem. The relationship between SNS use and mental problems to this day remains controversial, and research on this issue is faced with numerous challenges.It is clear that many of these diagnostic criteria could be applied to a minor percentage of chronic Facebook users who, as a result of this prolonged computer use, have problems in normal everyday functioning (Nima AA, Rosenberg P, Archer T, 2013). However, one must be very careful with this approach, since in the future it could be quite difficult to distinguish SNS addiction from Internet addiction, which is a much more general disorder (Internet addiction disorder, problematic Internet use, or compulsive Internet use).
I hope that by understanding what I have explained that we can start to realize the influence social media and pop culture has in society. As Twitter continues to grow and expand, it will keep give researchers better ways of understanding who they are as individuals.
Obeid N, Buchholz A, Boerner KE, et al. . Self-esteem and social anxiety in an adolescent female eating disorder population: age and diagnostic effects. Eating Disorders 2013
Gallagher ME, Tasca GA, Ritchie K, et al. . Interpersonal learning is associated with improved self-esteem in group psychotherapy for women with binge eating disorder. Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.) 2014
Orth U, Robins RW, Roberts BW. Low self-esteem prospectively predicts depression in adolescence and young adulthood. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology 2008
Nima AA, Rosenberg P, Archer T, et al. . Anxiety, affect, self-esteem, and stress: mediation and moderation effects on depression. PloS One 2013