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Identity in Communities and Networks

The Impact of Social Media and Social Media Influencers on the Construction of Identity and Self-Esteem for Adolescent Males.

ABSTRACT: This paper focuses on the impact of social media and social media influencers on the construction of self-esteem and body image within adolescent males. Social networking sites have changed the way in which users not only interact with others but how they develop and interact with themselves. The constant exposure to a vast range of media, influences the ways in which users construct their own identity. The overall image that emerges from the literature depicts a negative correlation between Read more [...]
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Identity in Communities and Networks

The Development of Identities in Digital Communities

Nguyen_Alisha_FinalDownload Abstract This paper examines how a person has the freedom to develop their online identity based on how they desire to be perceived within the digital world. This paper will discuss the development of online identities that are enhanced based on the impacts of trust, privacy and the presence bleed. The connections of the concepts of self-branding and identity linkage will be analysed within this paper and linked to the construction of online identities. Throughout Read more [...]