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Indigenous People, Virtual Communities and Online Social Networks

Online Social Networks: Reinforcing Cultural identities of Indigenous people in Australia.

Assignment-1-Conference-Paper-PDFDownload Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of Online Social Networks on the cultural identities of Indigenous people in Australia, specifically the changes that the new technology has brought in the lives of the Indigenous people compared to long ago. The argument is that Online Social Networks is the only way for Indigenous people to feel power and control over their cultural identities. This paper, therefore, argues on the different platforms that Read more [...]
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How Facebook Communities have Changed Cultural Connections and Identity Amongst Aboriginal Australians.

This essay looks at how Facebook has shifted the way Aboriginal Australians connect with communities, enabling them to have cultural connections, define their identity, express their voice and be advocates for Aboriginal issues. This essay recognises the necessity of Facebook to facilitate a sense of belonging and a sense of self after the failures of mainstream media to bring light to important Aboriginal topics. Read more [...]
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Indigenous People, Virtual Communities and Online Social Networks

Indigenous People, Virtual Communities and Online Social Networks

This stream focuses on the use of virtual communities and online social networks by indigenous people.