Throughout the last decade, increased technological advancements have changed the way we communicate, spread information, and form opinions on not only such information but also on ourselves. Today, almost everyone is active on social media. Because of this increased visibility, social media platforms have influenced the ways that we perceive others and the ways that we form, and perform, our own identities. Identity formation is defined as a person’s mental representation of who they are, and it is a type of individuation that relates to the development of an individual’s distinct personality. Social media, specifically the app TikTok, acts as…

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