The media coverage on the selfie outbreak was bias in the sense of seeing that taking photos of you as somewhat of an objectifying thing, the ending speaking on how taking selfies can be controlling. Taking selfies is seen by many as an annoying thing, so much because people nowadays overdo selfies by taking them too much, showing the statue of two young girls taking a photo of each other together. It is not that the media report was biased against taking photos, more so that the overtaking of selfies in a moment rather than taking a photo or two and actually enjoying the moment.
While the news report did cover the main points and used quotes from the research article to accurately describe the article. It covered on how taking selfies led to participants feeling happier and more self-confident, even when they were fake smiling. The media coverage of the research article, however, was very limited in expressing all viewpoints, the short media post covered the participants who experienced good things with the research, but not about the participants who felt no different after the study was over. The media article is just a small generalized article that scratches only the surface of the actual research study, only then to go onto a whole other section on a selfie statue as a way to relate it in with the article. The small media article also uses a different reference by quoting Yalda Uhls saying taking too many selfies can be controlling of the individual because they do not focus on the actual moment. The research study tends to aim only on the positive side of photo taking and how it makes one happier and more confident within themselves.
Both accounts are similar in the same sense of their topics being related on selfie-taking having a positive effect on another person and that they both center in on the research side to prove the accuracy of the work being actually beneficial. The research article and the media article both aim to convince the readers that there is truth and proof in science that from taking photos of one self-everyday repeatedly enhanced the individual’s mindset and steered them into a different and more positive thinking than what they were subjected to before.”Promoting Positive Affect through Smartphone Photography” by Yu Chen, Gloria Mark and Sanna Ali subjected forty-one participants to a four-week study that was designed to test a theory. Well, three theories to be precise, one was that smiling brings happiness, the second being that reflecting brings happiness, and third that giving brings happiness. The researchers wanted to convey to the readers and participants of the effects of smartphone camera photos can increase their positive thinking and mindset. This study could and will lead to later developments of new app designs aiming to positively enhance the users just as their own app designs did for the study. The participants were asked to take one photo per day following three conditions.
One condition was to be taken with a smile on their faces, another was of something that would themselves happy and lastly, a photo of something that would make someone else feel happy. Stress is a big factor in one’s life, especially college students. They designed this to use college students for the study, having them adopt the smiling facial expression to determine whether this would be a good stress reliever for the students or anyone else who would find it beneficial.