African Americans are highly on active on social media. From the studies in comparision to White Americans, African Americans are on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram almost 2 times more. African American teens are less likely to disclose their real identities on social media profiles because from the studies, they love to show the world or their viewers images, videos or through text a lifestyle they may portray or not portray to be living.
Studies also show that African Americans have a tendency to post counterfeit items or valuable assets. Being African American and following many of my African American friends on social media, the people I do follow have a tendency or portray a lifestyle they do not live. They follow and RT many of the worlds famous celebrities for recognition from the likes of Beyonce’, Jay-Z and Rihanna. I am guily of that particular accusation considering I am an active follower and I coomment on pictures and post of celebrities such as 50 CEnt, Cam’ron, Floyd Mayweather and Wiz Khalfia. I like to show my sneakers off on social media and to fit the stereo-type, I go by Erebus_BasedKing and ApolloBasedKing and my social media accounts for Instagram and Twitter but I try to portray a lifestyle I do live.
What amazes me through everything I have found and researched was how much African American teens put themselves in danger of potentially getting a job or getting a position somehwere because of their social media accounts. Researchers of this topic suggest that all parents must supervise their teenage kids because they may upload or post something on to social media that could fracture their image. Overall, African Americans are active on all social media sites and most have a tendency to post false information as well as follow celebrities.