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| Published: September 25, 2015

Lonely Together: The Psychological Divide Due to Social Networking Sites

Aastha Dhingra

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DIP: 18.01.007/20150204

DOI: 10.25215/0204.007

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We live in a world full of judgment and competition, inescapably comparing ourselves and being compared to those around us. The types of actions users take and the kinds of information they are adding to their Facebook walls and profiles are a reflection of their identities. You are your Facebook, basically, and despite all its socialness, Facebook is a deeply personal medium. The time spent earlier during a car ride to a daydream, or building fantasies during lunchtime at work, or those small breaks one took to gaze outside the window are now all time to connect with technology, reply to a text, log on to websites and check email or notifications. I feel robbed on my aloneness, to be rather a buzz of constant communication, that hinders my every moment, and there is always someone to reply to. I finalized this topic because I wanted to explore the need of projection of an online identity of one’s self and if it is the performance and the constant simulation that keeps us stimulated and addicted or is it the reflection of the real onto our screens, because some of us project and consume, idealized images through Facebook, and researchers have been trying to figure out how all this flawlessness affects us in the real world.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.007/20150204

10.25215/0204.007

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 4, July-September, 2015