By Jamel Brown
When you talk about social media, there always seems to be an outside opinion towards the people who post on it. Whether it is a post about food or about donating to charity, you can find many of these little adventures in people's lives that people post to show the world. People seem to present themselves differently online than they do in person, whether they are more outgoing or bold on social media. Social media users have many different ways to mask themselves behind their post, such as spam pages or pages that don't include their names or have a different profile picture, it all grants them a sense of confidence.
This still begs the question: Are you the same person online as you are in real life? Well, it definitely depends on the person and some people don't even have a personality outside of social media meanwhile some people don't even know that they're on it. For example according to King University, “more than 90% of babies have a presence on social media before their 2nd birthday.” Babies can't even post on social media but they are on that depending on who wants to take the picture of them and post it.
Fan pages and spam pages are also an important topic to talk about but expressing this because some celebrities don't even know that there are other pages using their names and profiles. According to Nebraska TV, “According to Facebook's 2018 earnings presentation, they said as many as 4 percent of their users are false accounts, potentially equaling about 80 million fake profiles.” This gives regular users a chance to discover 4 fake pages out of every 100 pages looked at. So make sure that however you use social media, you’re thinking about how you are presenting yourself and how others might see you.