The things I post online and share on social media makes up the persona I allow people to see online. But what you see online is not always what you get in reality. Social media platforms allow you to become someone else. Something else. What you see on my Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest etcetera etcetera isn’t really who I am, more a warped reflection or the person I aspire to be.
The way you act and behave online does reflect on who you are. The people you follow, the things you share, post, like, all group together and define who you are online. However, the life we portray on these online forums is fake, we only show the best parts of what our life truly is and hide away the ugly.
It may seem that I am degrading the use of social media and how it is supposedly warping our perceptions of life, but this is not the case. It is okay to have these platforms and show the world the amazing things you are doing but what I want you to take from this post is… No matter what you see online and how jealous you may become of what you see, just know that there is more to what you see. Struggles, tears, and heartache because nothing is really as it seems.
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Hey Taylah! You make a valid point about how social media can be used in a way to manipulate other’s perceptions of you. At the end of the day it really comes down to what you put there and allow yourself to be tagged in (for example) that people can start making judgements of who you are as a person. My only recommendation would be the inclusion of some sources; for example something this article (https://www.cheatsheet.com/gear-style/things-your-social-media-profile-says-about-you.html/?a=viewall). It goes in depth about how one’s social media can reveal their personality, character traits etc. all by the way they have portrayed themselves.