Mirror or Megaphone? How Relationships Between Narcissism and Social Networking Site Use Differ on Facebook and Twitter

Summary and link by Okuhle Dotwana

Some people laud social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter as having the potential to transform societies for the better. Yes, these sites have sometimes done this: they promote freedom of speech and participation in social and political debates, and they have even aided revolution is some countries. Undeniably though, it’s not all been great. I think we’ve all seen what in many societies constitute undesirable behaviour such as narcissism and exhibitionism that seem to have found a festering ground on social networking sites.



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