What is real and what is fake? As I post only the most appealing pictures of myself, the most exciting places I visit and the most well-presented and delicious looking food on my social media accounts, I never really stopped to think about the consequences this could have in relation to my identity. Although I choose to represent myself to my followers, friends and subscribers in a way that appears most interesting, I never stopped to think about why I do this, or what this means?
Nowadays the world we live in is filled with micro-celebrities. Simply put, a micro-celebrity is someone who constructs a specific representation of themselves on social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook or Twitter gaining fame from their so called ‘amazing lifestyle’.
Millions and millions of us are being sucked into believing that everyone has this exciting and fun filled life, just like the celebrities, full of coffee dates, perfect makeup, and uncapped travelling adventures. Keep in mind, it’s probably just that celebrities public relations team distorting our perceptions. Majority of the time we are looking at fake and purposely manufactured accounts, although we want them to be real they are clearly full of unrealistic ideals.