The study surveyed people who posted selfies on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. It found two common reasons.people post.
Patricia Williamson is an associate professor with the school of broadcast and cinematic arts at CMU. She started the study.
“The most common self disclosure goal people have is information storage and entertainment. The entertainment part is pretty simple, either they find it entertaining or they think other people will find it entertaining. The information storage is more about people posting selfies because they want to go back and see what they looked like at a certain time or what they were doing on a certain date. So that’s another self disclosure goal.”
Williamson says the study also shows a generational gap in selfie posting. Younger people tended to post on newer platforms like Snapchat. Older people tend to stick with the tried-and-true, Facebook.
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It’s called Issue Day, and it holds conversations about issues like Black Lives Matter, sex trafficking, and the environment.
This year’s event will bring in speakers and organizations to talk about things like safer sex, hunger, volunteering, and more.
Lauren Lynn is the events student coordinator at the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center at CMU.
“Someone was sitting here and was like how can we provide students with education that will preempt them to then do service and then allow to have that reflection. So someone came up with the idea, they had people come in and speak and for the last 16 years we’ve been doing it that same way.”
Lynn says the goal is to inspire students to become more active citizens and help within their community.
Issue Day is scheduled to run Saturday October 15th from 9am to 1pm in the UC rotunda at CMU.