Are we that self centered...is all about me, my & I? Did facebook launch narcissism?
I believe that social media profile/pages do enhance this sense of self-centered thinking. However, they are not solely to blame. Outside of social media, there is this sense of self-entitlement and need of instant-gratification that have resulted from the "self-esteem" movement happening in society via the media, homes and schools. People, especially the younger generations, are being praised for talents that they do not have or awarded for skills they have not mastered. This also creates a case of disillusionment and narcism. The advancements in technology and the internet, despite social media, also creates this need for instant gratification. This can lead to the constant focus and need to satisfy one's needs and ego over all else.
Social Media is a true reflection in a society we live in. People do what they want and dress how they want to look like - more openly in social media. It's human psychology to look for admire, likes and good words. Social platforms are selling this psychology.
It's like going to a park with friends. You want admiration from your friends but you also want to look good to the strangers. It was always there.