Current social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram have become social laboratories for experimenting with the constructions and reconstructions of self that characterize postmodern life. With the pressure to be socially accepted, many people feel pressure to uphold a certain image — even if this image is entirely false. In order to maintain social approval, we lose who we truly are. By directly and intimately interviewing social media users about their identities online and offline, this project aims to bring focus back to the individual.
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