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  • Image: Andi Jetaime (Flickr)The “Perfect” Online ProfileBy: Roy Cui - 10006927
  • Facebook and other social media websites areUNDOUBTELY the perfect avenues for SHARINGpictures and life events with friends.Image: MF (Flickr)
  • People are going to show off the BEST of their livesand their FAVOURITE moments.Image: Bomvu
  • Social media is for SOCIAL MOMENTS, so everyone isgoing to be FOCUSING on the COOLEST MOMENTSImage: Images of Money (Flickr)
  • When people go on Facebook they’re oftenCRAFTING a persona – they’re portraying themselvesat their HAPPIESTImage: D Sharon Pruitt (Flickr)
  • Technology is ADAPTING, providing us with BETTERtools to present our SELF-IMAGEImage: Simon Young (Flickr)
  • We have now the ability to CHANGE our look, andalso MASK our identityImage: Giovanni (Flickr)
  • No one would share the BAD, DEPRESSING part oftheir livesImage: Craig Damlo (Flickr)
  • This creates a type of SOCIAL CENSORSHIP, anILLUSION of a perfect life that everyone lives in.Image: Aapo Haapanen (Flickr)
  • Some people then “PROJECT – and CONSUME –IDEALIZED images through Facebook”Image: Weste McGowen
  • Researches show that the MASS PROLIFERATION ofso-called “perfect lives” on Facebook can causerampant ENVY and DISTRESSImage: Ktoine (Flickr)
  • Humans are NATURALLY competitive and socialmedia platforms ENCOURAGE social comparisonImage: MrDays (Flickr)
  • Studies showed that 1 in 3 respondents felt moreDISSATISFIED with their own lives AFTER spendingtime on the siteImage: Martin Gomel (Flickr)
  • Viewing the number of BIRTHDAY GREETINGS and“LIKES” were big culpritsImage:SocialisBetter(Flickr)
  • Unprecedented accessto other people’sphotos also triggeredEMOTIONAL PAIN andRESENTMENTImage: Tony Blay (Flickr)
  • These picture – perfect images can be especiallydifficult for teenagers to grapple with becausethey’re often HYPER-CONSIOUS of MEASURING UPto their peersImage: Miguel Angel (Flickr)
  • It’s a tender and CRITICAL stage in life – a time forforming an understanding of who you areImage: Absentbabainski (Flickr)
  • And 73% of teens are on a social networkImage: Michael B. (Flickr)
  • But this issue did not just come out with the rise ofsocial media, it’s in our HUMAN NATURE to appearthe BEST in front of othersImage: Wellcome Image (Flickr)
  • Social Media only BROADENED the aspects of ourlives which can be compared with and shown toothersImage: Highways Agency (Flickr)
  • As time goes on, this problem will be moreMAGNIFIEDImage: Athena Workman (Flickr)
  • So how PERFECT is your online image?Image: Rishi Bandopadnay (Flickr)
  • Sources• http://www.wbur.org/2013/02/20/facebook-perfection• http://www.thegrindstone.com/2013/04/23/work-life-balance/does-social-media-affect-your-self-esteem/• http://www.forbes.com/sites/jmaureenhenderson/2012/07/11/is-social-media-destroying-your-self-esteem/