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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

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 [...]