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The Thigh Gap Obsession on Social Media

Is Social Media really fuelling girls’ towards the dangerous thigh-gap obsession? If so, how are people using social media to encourage others to get obsessed was the primitive motive behind the study. Interestingly, when we had searched for #thighgap, #thinspiration, #thinspo, (Inspiration to become Thin) on Tumblr. It redirected us to a free help line run by the NEDA. This made us to know how big the issue was on social media.

Check the details here http://simplify360.com/blog/social-media-really-fueling-girls-towards-dangerous-thigh-gap-obsession/

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The Thigh Gap Obsession on Social Media

  1. 1. “THIGH - GAP” IS SOCIAL MEDIA REALLY FUELLING GIRLS’ TOWARDS THE DANGEROUS “THIGH GAP” OBSESSION? #larryforever 787 715 WORKOUT THIGHGAP #skinny 146 EXERCISE 144 HEALTH HOW ARE PEOPLE USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO GET OBSESSED? 122 FITNESS Thigh gap had much higher notes per post when normalized compared to work out. A single post on work out had around 13574 notes, which helped workout to have a higher average notes per post compared to thigh gap Most of the # around Thigh Gap were around inspiration to become thin and fit #thinspo #thininspiration #fitspo #motivation #hipbones #finspo #skinnyisbeautiful #fitspiration ARE PEOPLE REALLY SHOWING INTEREST IN HAVING A THIGH GAP? REASONS CITED FOR/AGAINST HAVING A THIGH GAP? FOR AGAINST Beauty is not having a 6 pack or a thigh gap Sexiest Look Skinny is Beautiful Celebrity Impact Peer Impact No more friction burn when walking long distance in shorts Luring young women to eating disorders 1945 Miss America finalists, none of these women have thigh gaps Self harm to ones diet Maintaining a fit and curvy is better UNITED STATES OTHERS REGIONS UK CANADA NETHERLANDS TALKING THE MOST ON THIGH GAP NOTE: A total of 3 thousand social media conversations analyzed in July. Geography considered: Global Period of analysis: July 15 to July 21, 2014 Simplify360’s proprietary listening tool is used for collecting the data and counting the number of mentions for each company.

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  • JashenthreeGovender

    Oct. 20, 2014

Is Social Media really fuelling girls’ towards the dangerous thigh-gap obsession? If so, how are people using social media to encourage others to get obsessed was the primitive motive behind the study. Interestingly, when we had searched for #thighgap, #thinspiration, #thinspo, (Inspiration to become Thin) on Tumblr. It redirected us to a free help line run by the NEDA. This made us to know how big the issue was on social media. Check the details here http://simplify360.com/blog/social-media-really-fueling-girls-towards-dangerous-thigh-gap-obsession/

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