>I plan to try and figure out what’s happened and then blog about it!
I shall watch out for that then 🙂
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Thanks Nigel! As I said above, it’s really reassuring to find many of us feeling the same way. I managed to automate the tweets following the instructions of Cathy Hills and it worked for the first few, but then it’s been duplicating the recent tweets so I think something’s gone wrong somewhere. I plan to try and figure out what’s happened and then blog about it!
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Thanks, Philip – it’s always reassuring to know that there are a few of us in this boat. I like your spatial interpretation of using IFTTT – I wonder if it speaks to our using spaces to reveal different things about ourselves, and if bringing all of that together into one space disrupts the equilibrium we think we may have established…
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That’s a really interesting point, Clare, and thanks for your comment. I wonder if technology, and the speed at which it enables us to operate, to publicly make decisions, criticise, judge others, etc., is generally at odds with empathy as an emotion. Are there other emotional reactions that technology might affect, either positively or negatively?
Jon Ronson wrote an excellent book on how social media has changed our experience of shame and our shaming of others, and I’ve heard a lot recently about virtue signalling and similar ideas. Hmmm… lots to think about!
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Helen I’ve just been reflecting in my own lifestream on the similarities between how you’re feeling and my own thoughts.
I agree with Philips comments above that ‘it’ll turn out right in the end’, although what’s right for each of us might be different.
I couldn’t agree more on the aesthetics and I’ve made some comments in my blog about that being a peculiarly human trait.
Did you manage to automate the tweets in your lifestream to look the way they do or have you had to do some manual interventions?
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You raise some interesting questions. Empathy as an assumed universal human trait is something that I have been questioning just about every day for the last year. With global events and increasing levels of trolling on social media empathy can appear to be on the decrease. How many humans would pass the Voight-Kampff test in 2017? The Women’s March events worldwide did restore some of my faith (ignoring the male-centric reactions of course) at least.
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Thanks for sharing your insight, Linzi. Your experience highlights the complexity of influences on body-image anxiety. You’ve encouraged me to do a little more research, in an attempt to pinpoint what it is about social media that has such an influence. Richard Perloff (2014) suggests that reasons social media has such an impact include:
-the 24/7 availability of social media allows ‘for exponentially more opportunities for social comparison and dysfunctional surveillance of pictures of disliked body parts than were ever available with the conventional mass media’ (p. 366)
-based on social comparison theory, ‘upward social comparisons with attractive peers can actually lead to more negative self-attractiveness ratings than comparisons with attractive advertising models, who are perceived as less similar and therefore a less diagnostic comparison group (Cash et al. 1983)’ (p. 369)
It’s probably also significant that appearance is critical within the many of the commonly held values of “today’s youth” (in inverted commas because (a) my data is old – 2007 and (b) I’m not sure such a generalisation is fair): in 2007 the top-ranked values were fame, achievement (defined as ‘being very successful’), popularity, image and financial success (Uhls & Greenfield, 2011).
It’s worth noting that in attempting to identify the cause of the changes in tween values Uhls and Greenfield identify that changes in communitarian values correlate with the ‘explosion of communication technologies’, increased Internet access and the advent of social networking sites such as YouTube, MySpace and Facebook.
So – you asked if will we have ‘perfect’ women or will the perfection just be lived out digitally. Good question. I suspect both.
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