Social networking: Creating narcissistic students, or attracting them? And is that so bad?

Should we chalk up the results above to social networking by our college children?

According to a USA Today piece on today's college students, there may be a correlation. Yet this York University piece last September suggested that social media sites such as Facebook might just be attracting narcissists and those with low self-esteem.

A USA Today blogger, who's a recent college grad and a (who'd have thought?) marketing intern brought both up in an article today. After mentioning social media's role in recent uprisings, she came to the basic conclusion:

Sites like Facebook and Twitter have given a voice to people who usually remain unheard, empowering individuals. ... It gives us the ability to relate to the hopes and struggles of people throughout world first hand. ... So, even if social media tends to make us a little more narcissistic, that’s something we can live with.

You decide.

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