- The Online Self
- Impression Management and Self-Presentation Online
- The Myth of the Digital Native and What It Means for Higher Education
- Technology Interference in Couple and Family Relationships
- Textese: Language in the Online World
- The Social Consequences of Online Interaction
- Online Support Communities
- Digital Inclusion for People with an Intellectual Disability
- The Psychology of Online Lurking
- Social Media and Cyberactivism
- Socially Connecting Through Blogs and Vlogs: A Social Connections Approach to Blogging and Vlogging Motivation
- Positive Aspects of Social Media
- Managing Your Health Online: Issues in the Selection, Curation, and Sharing of Digital Health Information
- A Psychological Overview of Gaming Disorder
- Video Games and Behavior Change
- Psychosocial Effects of Gaming
- Enacting Immorality Within Gamespace: Where Should We Draw the Line, and Why?
- Gaming Classifications and Player Demographics
- The Rise of Cybercrime
- Cybercrime and You: How Criminals Attack and the Human Factors That They Seek to Exploit
- The Group Element of Cybercrime: Types, Dynamics, and Criminal Operations
- Cultural Considerations on Online Interactions
- Online Romantic Relationships
- Uses and Gratifications of Social Media: Who Uses It and Why?
- Game Transfer Phenomena: Origin, Development, and Contributions to the Video Game Research Field
- Conceptualizing Online Groups as Multidimensional Networks
- Image Sharing on Social Networking Sites: Who, What, Why, and So What?
- Cyberpsychology Research Methods
- Adolescent and Emerging Adult Perception and Participation in Problematic and Risky Online Behavior
- Policing Cybercrime through Law Enforcement and Industry Mechanisms
- The Therapeutic and Health Benefits of Playing Video Games
- Personality and Internet Use: The Case of Introversion and Extroversion
Abstract and Keywords
Sharing images online, particularly through social networking sites (SNSs), is a widespread activity. The popularity of image sharing on SNSs has provided researchers with a unique opportunity for investigating how and why we communicate with each other via images. This chapter discusses research about photo sharing on three popular SNSs: Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. The unique affordances of each platform have resulted in differences in the images people share on them, and why people choose to share or view different images across the different SNSs. Personal characteristics also shape how and why we share images online. The chapter, therefore, also considers the role of age, gender, and personality on image sharing behaviors and preferences. Finally, the chapter outlines our current understanding of the interrelationship between image sharing and mental health. This chapter thus considers: Who shares images on social media? What do they share? Why do they share these images? What are the mental health consequences of image sharing on SNSs?
Melanie Keep, University of Sydney
Anna Janssen, University of Sydney, Australia
Krestina Amon, University of Sydney, Australia
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