Social Media and Body Image

Posted: September 23, 2016 in Uncategorized


If body image is distorted by media, many blame social media for these distortions.

On the influence of social media on body image, see “Does social media impact body image?” and “New study shows impact of social media on beauty standards“. Also, see this article in the New York Times, “How Real Are You On Social Media?” 

On the role of Instagram, see “Instagram has become a body image battleground” and Student’s photo campaign hits back at body image pressures from social media”

On the Instagram star Essenna O’Neill see, “Essenna O’Neill Recaptions Her Life” and “Essenna O’Neill quits Instagram claiming social media is not real life”.  O’Neill was later accused of using her Instagram defection as a hoax to attract more publicity. Watch an ABC News report on her below.

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