Grief In The Ages Of Social Media, By Elizabeth Stone

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Trying to feel good about yourself while streaming social media has to be impossible. There 's all the pictures of beautiful people to make you feel worse about yourself. Then the sadness that comes from public death. Yes, social media is essential to everyone 's life, but Journal is proved time and time again that it is just making you sad. everyone knows what it is like to lose someone you love. To have to go through a mourning process, but this day and age Society does this a lot more publicly. Facebook is one of the most popular morning sites. Elizabeth Stone author of the article “ Grief in the Ages of Facebook” Talks about social media and how it helped with the loss of someone close to you. There are different ways to connect …show more content…
a place to post their most attractive photos, what they are doing today or with their life and simply showing you why you should be proud of what they 're accomplishing. Tayler Dahm wrote an article “Social Media Helps us with Self-Esteem.” talking about how it 's easy to see why people obsess over social media and all the constant feedback you get from your followers. Getting anything from shares and views on Facebook to likes and comments on Instagram and lastly all the favorites and retweets on Twitter no wonder Instagram has over “400 million users” (Dahm). Erikson Another credible Source on what social media is doing spoke with a young girl named Hannah on what she thought about not only social media but what makeup in general means to her and how it makes other people feel. The sophomore said “ I believe makeup does it make you fake it makes you look put together” (Erikson). For some the looks and the lights and all that is needed to give them the self-esteem they aim …show more content…
how does this make us feel. Libby Copeland a journalist who wrote “ Is facebook Making us Sad?” Believe everyone tries to post their “perfect life” (Copeland 591) is social media so other people then feel bad in comparison. As mentioned before Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram everyone uses them for the same reason to everyone that follows them has to see the great thing they 've posted. Even though after awhile it gets tiresome, which is exactly what happened to a nineteen-year-old social media icons that Erikson also spoke about. “ she would often post selfies or pictures of herself in a swimsuit but what her followers didn 't know was how much makeup she would put on beforehand or has she had starved herself all day to look skinny enough” (Erickson). in reality it 's Society that egotistical that they are truly okay with letting our youth believe that makeup and the amount of feedback they receive on the picture is the only thing that will determine their self worth. It 's hard to stay happy of your personal accomplishment with everyone posting their latest ones every time you refresh your page. Although their can come a bit of peace with everyone notices your own. Social media is definitely a blessing and a curse. journalists as well as scientists can always pick

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