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Communities and Web 2.0

Toxic Behaviours and Interactions of Stan Twitter

ABSTRACT Twitter is a popular platform for celebrity-fan interaction as well as fan-fan interactions. Because there are lots of fandoms on Twitter, fans from different fandoms decided to make a community for themselves called Stan twitter. Twitter has given many Stan Twitter the place where they can interact with other fans and celebrities as well as a place to have a community. However, this facilitation has encouraged Stan Twitter to develop toxic behaviours and interactions. Fans might start Read more [...]
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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 [...]