Identify the social media platform that you use most frequently (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) (do not use snapchat)
If you have no social media, look at a celebritys social media account and do the below analysis as if you were that person have your friend analyze the account as well.
Once youve selected a social media platform, identify the last 10 posts (could be status updates, tweets, images, etc.) that you have made.
Reflect on your self-presentation:
What were you trying to accomplish / how were you trying to represent yourself when you made these 10 posts?
How much do you believe your posts represented your real self vs. your ideal self?
Now, find a close friend or family member and show them the same 10 posts you answered questions about in #3 above.
Ask your friend/family what they believe you were trying to represent about yourself when you made these 10 posts.
How much does your friend / family member believe that the things you posted represented your real self vs. your ideal self?
Finally, reflect on your answers to these questions and compare them to the way your friend responded to these questions.
Did your friend notice anything about your self-presentation that you did not?
Was there anything that your friend noticed about your self-presentation that you disagreed with?
Was there anything that your friend noticed about your self-presentation that you hadnt noticed yourself, but after they said it you really agreed with them?
If there were one thing that youve noticed about your online self-presentation that you wish you would change, what would it be, and why?