I saw these on Instagram this week, and at first, they made me chuckle because they are in fact funny.
But then at second glance, they made me think of something more profound. Something deeper. Something more serious, and more real going on.
I also saw an ad that popped up for me yesterday on Facebook. An ad for a filter app called FACIE. How perfect for our narcissistic selfie obsessed society?
And here are your cold, hard facts. Scientific based evidence, girlies:
Facebook has officially been found to cause low self–esteem in young women.
This study merely confirms research done in Sweden three years prior. Out of 1000 participants, it was found that the more they used Facebook, the worse they felt about themselves – especially if they were female.
So, I ask you about FILTERS AND FACADES, as I named our post today:
Should filters and photoshop be considered sharing a lie? Is posting only our highlight real dangerous? Should we actually share TMI (too much information), and share our dirty laundry too, thereby sharing not only our highlight reel, but our bad and ugly truth as well? I really would love to hear your thoughts.
Please chime in.