Sure. There are a lot of doctored, “shiny” parts of social media, but social media has also a role for finding support and a sense of community.
I starting following Essena years before she posted this video, and the YouTube and Tumblr communities were very supportive of her during her first major breakup, during her loneliness in LA, and equally congratulatory of her modeling contract. Its unfortunate that Essena wasn’t proud of some of her posts, but I think its wrong to assume that social media didn’t give back to her in a more meaningful, authentic way.
Its obviously easy to blame the medium for all our problems, but its also equally part of the solution.