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Communities and Web 2.0

The role of Web 2.0 in the rise of online hate groups such as incels

ABSTRACT-  Since the emergence of Web 2.0, online hate communities have littered the internet.  Community members congregate on platforms that lack regulations and allow them to be anonymous. They spread hateful messages and evade censorship by exploiting the inconsistencies in web governance.  One particularly toxic group to emerge out of Web 2.0 is incels.  The misogynistic online subculture is united in their belief that women are obliged to give them sex but deny them this Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0

Instagram encourages new communities and allows localised communities to extend beyond the constraints of time and space

The rise of Web 2.0 and the phenomenon of social media has enabled new and local communities to thrive and stay connected through the presence of the internet. In the twenty-first century we are able to ‘share’ more than ever, and through the capabilities of Web 2.0, internet users have become both consumers and producers in our digital age. Technology is further embedded into our lives everyday and we rely on it heavily to maintain our relationships online (Hampton & Wellman, 2018). Web Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0 Identity in Communities and Networks

Communication and Collaboration through Web 2.0 Affordances on Virtual Online Communities for Expression of Identity: Performance of Identity on Instagram

Communication-and-Collaboration-through-Web-2.0-Affordances-on-Virtual-Online-Communities-for-Expression-of-Identity-Performance-of-Identity-on-Instagram-pdf-converted-1download Abstract: This paper will analyse, explain and discuss the ways in which online virtual communities have facilitated communication and collaboration on social networking sites (SNSs) using Web 2.0 affordances to bring out different aspects of identity. Instagram will be used as an example of a SNS to demonstrate the Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0

The ASMR community challenging society’s misconception on ASMR videos

https://networkconference.netstudies.org/2020Curtin/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/The-ASMR-community-challenging-society’s-misconception-on-ASMR-videos.pdf ABSTRACT For years now, there has been a growing interest towards ASMR, a new phenomenon which has emerged from web 2.0 and which has formed a large online community. ASMR is the acronym for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and was a term coined in 2010 by Jennifer Allen. Popular on YouTube, there are different kinds of audio-visual Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0

Online fitness communities in breach of its users’ privacy?

ABSTRACT The purpose of this paper is to investigate the implications caused by online fitness communities regarding personal information and data collected from their subscribers The details that are collected includes age, race, weights, heights, marital status, users’ locations, and things that the users are interesting about etc. These papers will investigate how these online fitness communities could be in a breach of its user’s data privacy by sharing its subscriber’s information Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0 Identity in Communities and Networks Social Networks

Online Communities network in employment-oriented service

Introduction The development of World Wide Web has introduced new possibilities on how people interacting. The development of the world wide web has affected what seems to be just an imagination of how the world wide web represents turn out to come true. The world wide web has evolved from web 1.0 to web 2.0. The changes from this development have changed the performance of how we interact on daily activities that are available on the online platform. The institutions of Web 2.0 and 3.0 have Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0

Can Teenage Feminism on Twitter Change the World?

Can-Teenage-Feminism-on-Twitter-Change-the-WorldDownload Abstract The web 2.0 has radically changed online behavior and created new opportunities for online users to connect with each other and create online communities. This combined with the increasing popularity of social media such as Twitter, resulted in an increased in cyber activism. However, little importance is given to youth activism and feminist girls tend to be discredited as political agent. Therefore, this paper focuses on teenage Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0

Toxic Behaviours and Interactions of Stan Twitter

ABSTRACT Twitter is a popular platform for celebrity-fan interaction as well as fan-fan interactions. Because there are lots of fandoms on Twitter, fans from different fandoms decided to make a community for themselves called Stan twitter. Twitter has given many Stan Twitter the place where they can interact with other fans and celebrities as well as a place to have a community. However, this facilitation has encouraged Stan Twitter to develop toxic behaviours and interactions. Fans might start Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0 Social Networks

Social Network Sites Support Connections And Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The public have turned to social network sites to connect, communicate and interact to replace traditional face-to-face communication. This paper will examine why social network sites have become essential for supporting connections and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0

NSFW vs Tumblr: The flagging of a whole community

ABSTRACT The NSFW (Not Safe for Work) hashtag has long been labelled pornographic on various social media sites leading to their ban. One social media network, Tumblr, however previously provided a safe platform for such a community to exist due to its platform’s ability to be inclusive of all. Providing the members of this the community of the NSFW hashtag with a way to self-discover, share, and compliment one another. The site allowed this information to flow with positive reinforcement and Read more [...]