Social media, social avatars and the psyche: is Facebook good for us?

  title={Social media, social avatars and the psyche: is Facebook good for us?},
  author={David A. Brunskill},
  journal={Australasian Psychiatry},
  pages={527 - 532}
  • D. Brunskill
  • Published 24 October 2013
  • Psychology
  • Australasian Psychiatry
Objective: This paper aims to explore how social media users represent themselves online, and to consider whether this process has inherent potential to impact upon the psyche of the individual. Conclusions: Advanced thinking around social media may exist on an organizational level, but on an individual level there exists a need to catch up, as the psychological dimensions of going online are significant and deserve consideration. Inherent to the experience of using social media is the self… 

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