Dark side influences : social media harms

validation for likes,  turning very negative.

In recent years, social media has become a powerful tool for young people to gain fame and fortune. Social media influencers, particularly those on platforms like Instagram and TikTok, have amassed millions of followers and have become household names. However, many of these young influencers are often criticized for being delusional and for reaching out to audiences that don't know any better. In this blog post, we will explore why this is the case and why blogging is still a valuable tool for reaching audiences. Firstly, it's important to understand that social media influencers are often young and inexperienced. They may not have the same level of education or life experience as older generations, which can lead to unrealistic expectations and a lack of understanding of the world around them. Additionally, social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok are designed to be addictive and to encourage users to seek validation through likes and followers. This can lead to a distorted sense of reality and a focus on superficial metrics rather than meaningful connections with audiences. Another reason why young social media influencers can be delusional is that they often exist in a bubble of like-minded individuals. They may surround themselves with other influencers who share their views and values, which can lead to an echo chamber effect. This can make it difficult for them to understand the perspectives of those outside of their bubble and can lead to a lack of empathy and understanding. Finally, while social media can be a powerful tool for reaching audiences, it's important to remember that it's not the only tool available. Blogging, for example, is still a valuable way to connect with audiences and to share ideas and perspectives. Unlike social media, blogging allows for longer-form content and can provide a more in-depth exploration of topics

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