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Communities and Web 2.0

The Web 2.0 has Created Online Influencers as well as Activist Communities through Social Media Platforms.

Abstract:The argument conveyed within this conference piece, is through the Web 2.0, social platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube have created social media influencers as well as activist communities. Both have been proven successful, in forming positive offline change. Through the various features within each social media platform, such as sharing, public events, retweets and likes, activism is conveyed in various forms online. Examining ‘influencers’ within this piece, Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0 Identity in Communities and Networks Social Networks

What sacrifices do we make in order to blend in between online and offline communities and how much of our self-identity do we lose?

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Communities and Web 2.0

Sense of Community in Today’s Twitter Fan Culture

ABSTRACT This paper will examine how pop music fan accounts on Twitter utilises its affordances – namely, the @ symbol for usernames, mentions and replies, hashtags, and retweets – to fulfill the four conditions of McMillan and Chavis’s notion of ‘sense of community’ within the platform. It will primarily examine the online behaviours of these types of fans do when using these affordances to retain the on-going interaction and connection between other fans and their favourite artists Read more [...]
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How Subreddit’s are the Future of Healthy Communities

How Subreddit’s are the Future of Healthy Communities There is no doubt that the emergence of web 2.0 and online platforms have altered the way we communicate on day to day basis. New technologies and platforms have enabled individuals to communicate easily and efficiently with others online and have in turn allowed online communities to thrive (Hampton, 2016, p. 102). Non-internet communities often consisted of densely populated individuals with close ties in limited social contexts such as Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0

Communities and Web 2.0

This stream focuses on contemporary issues and specifically the way the communities and social networks have embraced and adapted to Web 2.0.