“Quantity over Quality”: Source of Low Self Esteem

“Quantity over Quality” : Source of Low Self Esteem

Group Members: Nischal, Joscelyn, Gyasi, Reed, Crystal

We’ve changed our topic from Social Media Affects on Children/ Teens to Negative Effects on Self Esteem.

The link between Social Media and Self Esteem is a complex paradox. Despite presenting the mentality, “it’s a small world after all”, social media is a black hole in disguise! As one gains access and begins to use these mediums, one may think that those virtual connections are benefiting him or her in raising their self esteem. But in fact, the consumption of media turns into addiction. The addiction of getting “likes” and the addiction of attention is detrimental to self esteem.

Our goal of the campaign is to see if correlation causes causation in this situation. We’ve created a survey, asking questions such as, how many hours does a person spend browsing and checking social media, how many social media accounts do they have, and most importantly, how people feel about getting more/less likes. We wanted to see if the amount of time spent and the amount of accounts have anything to do with the level of self esteem. Don’t you sometimes wonder what’s the point of having several accounts to share the exact same selfie or activity? In the next two days, we will be surveying 30 people and putting some of those responses in a video. The remainder of the remainder of the week will be used for the analyzing of the results, editing of the video, organizing materials, and counting down for presentation.

Ultimately, as we’ve learned in lecture, social media is driven by our emotions, desires, and feelings. Our message to our audience is that that addiction is the exact factor that damages our self esteem.

Class 10:10 / 1D08


One thought on ““Quantity over Quality”: Source of Low Self Esteem

  1. makiaharper says:

    This is definitely an ambitious campaign. Proving causation is difficult and requires quite a bit of research and time, (which we no longer have) it seems best to focus on correlation, an effective way to show that is by conducting an experiment. Since this is social media after all, it would be interesting if this experiment could be done with a couple social media account, and few days of observation.


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