Hiding: Exploring the Use of Social Media as a Shield


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Hiding: Exploring the Use of Social Media as a Shield

  1. 1. hidingexploringthe use ofsocial mediaas a shieldby Bryn Berry
  2. 2. friend:a personwhom oneknows andwith whomone has abond ofmutualaffection
  3. 3. we are makingand maintainingfriendships BEHIND A MASK
  4. 4. insecureself-consciousdependentshylonelya typicalteenand therefore REINFORCINGthe weaknesses of theMODERN TEENAGER
  5. 5. the reasoning is quite simple.the reasoning is quite simple.
  6. 6. 1It’s unavoidable.if teens aren’tonline, they’resegregatedfrom their peers
  7. 7. [Facebook]’s integrated in to everyday event planning,networking, and decision making... They’re onFacebook, you sort of have to be.Carys Mills, ‘Facebook fatigue’ and the aging social network
  8. 8. 2It’s addictive.once you grow accustomed to existingonline, it’s hard to go back
  9. 9. When people are alone, even for a few moments, theyfidget and reach for a device. Here connection workslike a symptom, not a cure, and our constant, reflexiveimpulse to connect shapes a new way of being.Sherry Turkle, The Flight from Conversation
  10. 10. 3It’s everywhere.where teens go, social mediafollows
  11. 11. But now, thanks to our smartphones, it is never OK to beunavailable. Ever. Not for a minute. This expectation ofconstant connectivity is making some of us crazy withinsecurity.Elizabeth Bernstein, He Texts, She Tweets - Are they E-Compatible?
  12. 12. 4It’sdeceiving.teens canmould theironlineidentities tobe who theywantto be
  13. 13. ...Posting let[s] us present the self we want to be. Thismeans we can edit. And if we wish to, we can delete.Or retouch: the voice, the flesh, the face, the body.Sherry Turkle, The Flight from Conversation
  14. 14. 5It’s fun.many teens suffer from the fearof missing out
  15. 15. We think constant connection will make us feel lesslonely. The opposite is true... If we don’t teach ourchildren to be alone, they will only know how to belonely.Sherry Turkle, The Flight from Conversation
  16. 16. So hereare THEreasonswhy thisthumbs up
  18. 18. insecureself-consciousdependentshylonelya typicalteenrememberthisguy?
  19. 19. insecureself-consciousdependentshylonelya typicalteenThe world of social media has allowed platforms like Facebookand Twitter to play on the human need for reinforcement andvalidation. Its game mechanics for “Likes” and “Comments” arethose bits of validation that satisfies.Hessie Jones, Teaching Our Kids Not to Treat the Internet as a Private Diary
  20. 20. insecureself-consciousdependentshylonelya typicalteenStudies have shown that the comments on your Facebook profilepicture strongly affect your level of perceived physical, social, andprofessional attractiveness.Christine Erickson, The Social Psychology of the Selfie
  21. 21. insecureself-consciousdependentshylonelya typicalteenThe thought of that tiny splintering red heart spreading acrosshundreds of news feeds and everyone you know commenting,“ohmygod WHAT happened?” can sometimes prolong theinevitable...Allison McCann, How Facebook Ruined Dating (And Breaking Up Too)
  22. 22. insecureself-consciousdependentshylonelya typicalteenThere are forums - like the subreddit amiugly, which has morethan 22 000 subscribers - that allow users to give constructivecriticism on self-submitted portraits.Christine Erickson,The Social Psychology of the Selfie
  23. 23. insecureself-consciousdependentshylonelya typicalteen...Disclosing more about ourselves online actually lessensintimacy and satisfaction among romantic couples.From bullying to relationships: Mapping our online communications
  24. 24. Houston, we havea problem.
  25. 25. Photo CreditsSlide 1 (girl): Andy MoralesSlide 2 (boys): Gaurav KandalSlide 3 (mask): Mo RizaSlide 4 (Facebook): Michael BrashierSlide 5 (web): photophildeSlide 6 (me): Bryn BerrySlide 8 (trapped man): Aditya DoshiSlide 10 (cell phone): Louis VolantSlide 12 (book face): Massimo BarbieriSlide 14 (kids): Archives of FloridaSlide 16 (thumbs up): Owen W. BrownSlide 24 (rocket ship): Emilie HardmanSlide 25 (cameras): See Wah