Proposal- How lack of presentation, presents me with more meaningful moments. proposal | form + content

Proposal- How lack of presentation, presents me with more meaningful moments.

social media platform(s)

Facebook and instagram

research question

Does limiting the amount you post preserve how significant the moments are when you do post? Does doing so also help to fortify what you do post with true meaning and or substance?

concepts

Self Presentation

Volume

Substance

Content

commentary

A lot of times the shear volume of a persons post can dull the potency of the actual content. But also, in some cases the volume can actually solidify a person’s presentation via the consistency of their posts. For example, certain social media stars are only able to communicate a certain style of self presentation so strongly because of how often and consistently they post a certain kind of material. I am interested in finding out which outcome is happens more often. Personally, I don’t post that often because a lot of the time I just don’t feel like what I have to share is important enough to be posted. I don’t mean that in a sad way, I just mean that in the sense that I don’t want to be posting things that aren’t significant to me. Those things can be culturally significant, like pieces from the news or they can be personal things like seeing a friend for the first time in a long time or celebrating an occasion with my girlfriend. A lot of the time I find that not posting many things actually makes the times that I do post more impactful for myself. I remember them more because I was feeling very strongly in a certain way at the time. I’m curious to see if this is the case for most people or for less. I have a feeling I am in the minority because most of the people I know, post a decent amount and feel fine doing so.

questions

Are you conscious of how much you post? If so, does that make you want to post more or less?