Can Social Media Help Us to Heal? My dear “blogger-friend”, Author and Washington Times contributor, Paula Carrasquillo featured One Mom’s Battle in her latest article on that very subject. I know first-hand the healing powers of social media and I am honored to have been featured in this article.
There is a great deal of media attention that claims social media breeds narcissism. There is a huge difference between healthy Narcissism (we all have some degree of it!) and unhealthy Narcissism. I credit Paula for shining a light on the positive aspects of social media. This blog has given me a platform to begin educating people, helping people and most of all, developing an amazing support group with people who know exactly what I deal with on a daily basis.
Can Facebook help us heal?
WASHINGTON, September 20, 2012—Social media, mutual learning, and healing.
Researchers from Western Illinois University and York University recently conducted independent studies postulating that social media platforms (specifically Facebook and Twitter) breed narcissism, the selfish and grandiose feeling and belief that one is the center of the universe and more important than anyone else.
The studies suggests that behavior such as posting status updates announcing our latest job promotion, our latest successful sky-diving excursion, our latest run in with a celebrity, or our favorite picture of ourselves (complete with a little blemish editing), is self-promotion and attention-seeking behavior, which inadvertently feeds and nurtures our narcissistic side resulting in a more and more self-focused and less and less socially-focused society.
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