A feminine burden of perfection? Appearance-related pressures on social networking sites

  title={A feminine burden of perfection? Appearance-related pressures on social networking sites},
  author={Erica {\AA}berg and Aki Koivula and Iida Kukkonen},
  journal={Telematics Informatics},
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Compliment Rules or Compliments Rule? A Population-Level Study of Appearance Commenting Norms on Social Media
The findings reveal that gender, preferred social networking site and age are associated with appearance commenting norms, and women are more likely to approve of positive appearance commentary on social media than men, and the users of Instagram and Facebook seem more liberal towards appearance-related comments.
Envy on social media: The good, the bad and the ugly
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Young People’s Use of Digital Health Technologies in the Global North: Narrative Review (Preprint)
A narrative literature review of the growing number of social research studies published over the past decade that investigate the types of digital technologies used by children and young people in the Global North, in addition to investigating which of these technologies they find most useful or not useful is provided.
Gendered Instagram representations in the aviation industry
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The Ouroboros of Seeking Validation? Exploring the Interconnection of Appearance (Dis)satisfaction and Content Creation on Social Media
Ouroboros is an ancient Egyptian symbol depicting a serpent or dragon devouring its tail. The origin of this motif is ancient Egyptian iconography, and it is often interpreted as a symbol of eternal
Young People’s Use of Digital Health Technologies in the Global North: Narrative Review
  • D. Lupton
  • Medicine
    Journal of medical Internet research
  • 2021
The role played by visual media, such as GIFs and memes, and social media platforms that have recently become very popular with young people in health-related content creation and sharing requires more attention by social researchers seeking to better understand young people’s use of digital devices and software for health and fitness.
Gender differences in fresh vegetable intake from 1979 to 2017 in Finland
It is shown that the gap in fresh vegetable intake between men and women has widened in a Nordic welfare state context and policy implications depend on whether the findings are interpreted as a case of health differences or health inequality.


The Relationship between Social Networking Site Use and the Internalization of a Thin Ideal in Females: A Meta-Analytic Review
A positive association between extent of use of SNSs and extent of internalization of a thin ideal is found with a small to moderate effect size and suggests the ability to interact with appearance-related features online and be an active participant in media creation is associated with body image disturbance.
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus? Examining Gender Differences in Self-Presentation on Social Networking Sites
A multimethodological study assessed users' diverse motives for participating in SNS in general, and their use of specific profile elements or self-presentation in particular, finding that women tend to be more likely to use SNS for comparing themselves with others and for searching for information.
Use of social networking sites and associations with skin tone dissatisfaction, sun exposure, and sun protection in a sample of Australian adolescents
Australian adolescents spend a considerable amount of time using social networking site (SNS) and their behaviours related to tanning on these SNSs are significantly associated with skin cancer risk factors.
Trans youth and social media: moving between counterpublics and the wider web
Abstract Today’s trans youth grew up with the internet and online LGBTQ resources and spaces are important to these communities. This article focuses on conceptualising the digital cultural
Online Communication and Adolescent Relationships
Examination of adolescents' relationships with friends, romantic partners, strangers, and their families in the context of their online communication activities shows that adolescents are using these communication tools primarily to reinforce existing relationships, both with friends and romantic partners.