Virtual Friendship And The New Narcissism Analysis

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How do you portray yourself on social media? Do you depict who you truly are? Social networking services like Facebook allows users to create profiles, share photos and videos, and send messages to friends, family, and acquaintances. These social networking sites also allow users to make important announcements or state of mind for their friends. Social networking allows users to effortlessly add new people to their friend list that can add up to thousands of friends. As a result, social networking has devalued the meaning of friendship. In the article, “Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism,” written by Christine Rosen, demonstrates the impacts social networking has had on society. She states that when you share too much personal …show more content…
In the article, “Narcissism as a Predictor of Motivations Behind Facebook Profile Picture Selection,” written by Sanja Kapidzic, she also argues how through social media many can represent themselves through images that may not even look like themselves as many edit them and change them. In the article, “Social Networking Sites and Privacy Issues Concerning Youths,” written by Saswati Gangopadhyay and Debarati Dhar, they also argue that there are many unknown friends on social networking sites which contributes to a list of strangers on your social network with personal information about you. Although, social media, can be useful to reconnect with old friends and family it contains more negative impacts. In Christine Rosen’s “Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism,” much evidence demonstrates that social networking sites have had a negative influence on an individual’s need for status, having a false sense of friendships, and privacy issues. Along with, social networking changing our society, it is wasting most of our time that could be spent on something more …show more content…
It is a good way to keep in touch with some of my family members that live in another country. My grandma and other family members from Mexico stay in contact with me through Facebook. Although, social media can also be a dangerous place as we hear stories of online predators or cyberbullying. It is important to know the risks of social networking sites and be careful while using them. I tend to look through my social networking sites and waste most of my time instead of doing something more productive. I think that the world would go crazy if social networking sites suddenly ended for good as we are so attached to these social networking sites that it has become a part of our daily routine. I personally think it’s essential to keep a balance between reality and the online world on social networking sites if you’re not careful you can end up investing all your time on social networking sites and not actually interact with the real

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