Personally, social media has impacted my life in many ways, particularly regarding my self-esteem and mental health. Growing up, I was cyberbullied quite a lot through social media platforms such as Facebook and ask.fm. And since this happened during such a critical point in my development as a young woman, I still suffer the repercussions […]Read more "The Impact of Social Media on my Life"
While growing up, I was encouraged to experience the world around me. No matter where my strengths and passions lie, I will never turn down an opportunity to learn more about something or gain another perspective. While I think every aspect of social media has impacted my life in some way, I think Pinterest had […]Read more "Seeing the World Through Social Media"
Social Media has become as intrinsic to modern American life as Football and Apple Pie. In all honesty, social media has changed me for the worse. I am embarrassed to even think about the amount of time I spend bouncing from one social media forum to the next. I believe that despite how much social […]Read more "How has social media changed you?"
Even after self-reflection, I cannot decide if social media has changed me for the better or for the worse. The first time I interacted with any form of social media was when I created a Facebook account. After that, the social media landslide began. Out went the hot pink razor phone and AIM and in came […]Read more "From AIM to Snapchat"
Sitting in my Space and Race, Body and Diversity, and Political Theory courses this semester, I found myself constantly filtering my thoughts as a means to find the ‘right’ words. It’s hard, for the same reasons why Socrates response to Thrasymachus and Glycoth on justice and happiness, the Harvard Implicate Biased test, and Rattansi’s “New Racisms?” have […]Read more "Filter"
If I’m being honest, when I first thought about the affect that social media has had on me, I tend to think negatively. I do think that in a lot of ways, social media has made many people, myself included, more ignorant to our physical environments, antisocial in nature, and grammatically challenged. However, when I think of all […]Read more "Blog Post 1"
I remember the days of running home from school, logging into my AOL account and hearing “You’ve Got Mail!” Those days are long gone, but without a doubt I still experience the same urge to login into my social media accounts. Typing in my credentials on any social media platform grants me access to a […]Read more "How Social Media Made Me A Kardashian"
I’ll be the first to admit that growing up I was a late bloomer when it came to getting involved with social media. I was not a MySpace kid and I joined Facebook a lot later than most everyone around me. However, my life transformed when I really began interacting with these platforms. Now I […]Read more "A Slow Blooming Flower"
I’ll be honest – I wasn’t always a huge fan of social media. It took some time (’til 2011, that is) for me to switch over to the dark side. Just made a twitter #FirstTweet — Bethany Bourgault (@BethBourgault) November 30, 2011 I’d always used Facebook as a place to learn about others, not for […]Read more "My Social Media Journey | Crossing Over to the Dark Side"
Social media has changed my life in many ways, for sure. I started to use social media when I was in fifth grade, in 2005. Before that, the way we social with people and the way we obtain information is very limited. At that time, I don’t feel like social is important, and most of […]Read more "A Social Media Journey of Mine"