Individuation and Salvation in the era of Social Media

How has the virtual reality of social media impacted our self-image? Has increased communication and possibility for public self-expression brought us closer to ourselves and others? This paper proposes to examine the negotiation of intersectional postmodern social identity via a brief examination of the functions of social media, in the framework of individuation and personality integration. The historical role of tradition and modernity / postmodernity / metamodernity will be explored; suggestions will be offered for the creative use of social media as an instrument of self-expression, and the future of individuation in the era of social media will be discussed from a depth psychological perspective. The impact of this technological development on our psychology is then viewed in the context of an Orthodox Christian understanding of salvation.