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“Authentic” selves: How Facebook’s push for real names causes users wishing to explore their identity to invest in alternative platforms

On the early web, anonymity and pseudonymity were both accepted and expected (Christopherson, 2007). Today, our social web is a very different place, where users expect “authenticity” from one another (Lim et al., 2015), and major social networking services are policed by strict “real name” policies (Chen, 2018). Facebook, a social networking service with 2.5 billion monthly active users (Hutchinson, 2020), was an early implementer of real name policy, and continues to use it to police users Read more [...]
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Social Networks

Analysis of Sharing Content on Social Platform, it’s ethical concerns and how it can be used to build and strengthen ties within online communities and social networks.

ABSTRACT – This paper is based on the analysis of Social media usage, in regarding to the sharing of the content on Social platform like Facebook, its ethical concerns and how it can strengthen ties within the users or general public. Analysis of different aspect of ethical issues faced by the user is done along what’s the possible or right way to share data or content without being vulnerable to hackers or surveillance. Moreover, this paper future explains how, by putting restriction, these Read more [...]
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Identity in Communities and Networks

Ideal Self: The virtual representation of Identity on Facebook

Abstract Through Facebook as a Social Networking Site, user’s identities are being altered and subverted as being exposed to online platforms. Users, with online platforms, reimagined themselves through the lenses of how they should be presented instead of how they are in real spaces. This paper attempts to show the correlation between the concept of “ideal self” and young adults’ self-representation on Facebook and whether popular culture frames their notion of what is meant by an ideal Read more [...]
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Identity in Communities and Networks

Social media has helped in manufacturing deceptive and inauthentic identities online.

Social-media-has-helped-in-manufacturing-deceptive-and-inauthentic-identities-onlineDownload Abstract The age of Web 2.0 technologies has led to greater scopes in developing one’s identity and sharing it to a larger audience online. It, however, has also allowed for the creation of online identities which facilitate the spread of deception and inauthenticity of a person’s identity. This essay sets out to examine how social media platforms and Web 2.0 technologies work to manufacture new Read more [...]
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Identity in Communities and Networks

Anonymity allows for greater acceptance and inclusiveness in online communities.

Abstract The topic that I will be discussing through the conference will be based upon identity in communities and networks. The broad topic focuses on the identity of people in various social media platforms and communities on the web. According to Deng 1995 cited by Fearon 1999  Identity is described as the way in which individuals and groups define themselves and how they are defined by others based on race, ethnicity, religion, culture. On the other hand according to BE, 2011 a community Read more [...]