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“We’re not worthy” Basing your self-worth on facebook?

The Los Angeles Times reports on a new study that shows women who post a lot of pictures on Facebook are more likely to base their self-worth on appearance. The study, published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, looked at typical behaviors of participants on Facebook. The study showed that women who had larger networks and posted the most pictures of themselves were more vested in their appearance. Those people who spent less time on social media tended to base their self-worth on family love and support, academics, and being a moral person.

What do you think? Social media has become such a huge part of our society. Can you have the balance of being highly involved in social media but not putting as much self-worth on appearance?

Also, check out another study Effects of Exposure on Facebook to Self-Esteem

One Response to ““We’re not worthy” Basing your self-worth on facebook?”

  1. diaryoftruth says:

    I wonder if the name itself “Face + book”, taken as ‘my face being read’ may induce some sort of importance to the user on making the face appear attractive, or more readable? We as humans are still so untameable as far as being a product of our ancestral qualities that having the prettiest face, and having the ability to spread that image around the most, rewards us somehow.

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