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Communities and Web 2.0 Social Networks

Instagram Marketing Has Revolutionized Social Commerce: The Consumer Trust and the Role of Influencers

Abstract Social networking sites have changed the way people communicate, interact socially and share information. Almost every system in each domain is being digitalized thus paving ways for electronic commerce which in turn give rise to social commerce. The growing presence of notable businesses on social media platforms has revolutionized social commerce thus helping them to generate revenues from the social media applications like Instagram. Social commerce will be the next big trend of this Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0 Social Networks

How Web 2.0 has altered the way sports fans can congregate online, allowing for the formation of communities

Abstract: This paper aims to demonstrate the engagement between users on the micro-blogging platform Twitter leads to the integration of online communities. It will be focusing primarily on the communities surrounding NBA (National Basketball Association) fans and how by facilitating conversation within online communities, it can also create a toxicity between fans, teams and athletes. Introduction: Web 2.0 has revolutionized the way users' access and utilize the internet, with advancements Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0 Identity in Communities and Networks Social Networks

Online Dating: Encouraging users to depict and enhance their physical appearance online.

ABSTRACT: Online dating platforms and apps are all around us with photos being the main focus. People base opinions on what they see first and this also shapes their reaction to others. In a world that is integrating more online sites everyday it is now more evident that a picture does say a thousand words. With this being both positive and negative for its users. Some users are spending lots of time and effort into perfecting their ideal self online so they can impress and attract others. In Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0

How Facebook Facilitates Interactions of Systematically Excluded Communities within Advocacy Movements.

Social media is the central hub for users to receive, distribute, and create information, ideas, messages and content on the internet through different platforms, thus creating online communities (Edosomwan et al., 2011). It has transformed the way people communicate and interact globally. Facebook is the most commonly used social media platform, with over 3.5 billion users globally, followed by WhatsApp, Instagram and then Twitter (Mohsin, 2020). These social media websites are attractive to users Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0

Communities are Web2.0. without them we’re info-less.

Abstract This paper is intended to highlight how communities are essential for the development of Web2.0, auguring how they are the biggest contributor of information into the network. This paper will look at how Wikis, twitter and YouTube operate as communities and how they contribute to the ever-growing pool of content on Web 2.0. Introduction Without communities, web 2.0 applications like Wiki, Twitter and YouTube would not be the same as we know them today. Communities based around Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0

Likes and Followers: The Influence of Youth Online Presence on Mental Health

In today’s ever evolving, fast-paced online environment, we see many ways that the users of the internet can adapt to said environment. Users of websites on Web 2.0 that are classified as “social media” will use their profiles/status/statistics to determine reliability, credibility and influence by the numbers of people that like and follow users on all social media platforms. People with large follower counts or a “fan base,” will be automatically deemed by the general public on social Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0

Incels: How Online Communities Can Create Pathways to Self-Radicalisation

Abstract: Technological transformations have allowed the practice of community to shift to online spaces. The many affordances of this such as access to diverse information and resources online communities can provide escape from constraints surrounding kinship, location, and occupation can counter tendencies to form intolerant communities. However, the Incel community online is an example of how the formation of insular and ideologically homogenous communities can still occur in online spaces. Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0

Reality television fandom on social media: A community of Web 2.0

Abstract This paper discusses the communities formed around reality television and their foundations on social networking sites. Reflecting the participatory nature of Web 2.0 and technological convergence, these fan run forums have changed the power balance between consumers and producers. Despite the many social, economic and marketing benefits these platforms provide to the viewers, contestants and broadcasters of reality television, the ease of access to 'stars' and feelings of intimacy reveal Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0

Social Media Networks and Communities for Music

Abstract Web 2.0’s ability to create connections between people who are geographically distant from one another has given rise to various interest-based communities on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Many of these communities carry out their purpose without much need for their members to share a personal connection with one another, be it political movements, gaming networks or video sharing communities. Like many of these communities, musicians and Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0

The role of corporate blogging in building online communities and networks

Abstract This purpose of this paper aims to explore how corporate blogging serves as an online platform to support the building of corporate networks and communities of loyal consumers. A detailed explanation of blogging and how it works in the organizational context will be provided. Several key elements that are included in corporate blogging in relation to the support of building communities and networks such as brand communities, corporate reputation will be discussed as well in this paper. Introduction The Read more [...]