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Identity in Communities and Networks Social Networks

Postfeminism in Social Media: Are these young women feminists or feminazis?

Identity in Virtual Community Virtual communication, social media, and other social networking sites have functioned as full time channels of communication that have access to society and hold a significant role in self presentation and liberation (Mascheroni, Vincent, Jimenez, 2015). Photo based social media such as Instagram or Snapchat are examples of complex new media, in which the feature of sharing pictures, videos, and added texts are all inclusive making them ‘complete’ platforms Read more [...]
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Social Networks

The Impact of Instagram Use in Young Women

This study explores the immediate impacts Instagram has on young women through body dysmorphia, bullying and low self-esteem. It has been proven through extensive research that Instagram has multiple effects on impressionable teenagers. The results showed that the application caused a lot of self-doubt, self-hate, body image issues and a place where people can openly bully others anonymously. It showed that mental health disorders were common among young teens experiencing similar feelings because of Instagram’s superficial standards. It then concludes that Instagram is a harmful application making it much harder for women to fight the patriarchy when unachievable standards of beauty are displayed everywhere and all the time. Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0

Can Teenage Feminism on Twitter Change the World?

Can-Teenage-Feminism-on-Twitter-Change-the-WorldDownload Abstract The web 2.0 has radically changed online behavior and created new opportunities for online users to connect with each other and create online communities. This combined with the increasing popularity of social media such as Twitter, resulted in an increased in cyber activism. However, little importance is given to youth activism and feminist girls tend to be discredited as political agent. Therefore, this paper focuses on teenage Read more [...]
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Social Networks

#TimesUp Movement: Social Networks Influence on Personal Identity within Social Media

PDF file of this paper:Download Introduction Debates have emerged on whether social media facilitates forms of expression of identity online. Ganda (2014, p. 9-10) noted that identity refers to how individuals view themselves as well as how other groups in the society view others. Social media allows individuals to produce and share media via social networks, also known as peer to peer sharing, reflects the identity of another person (Russell, 2013, p. 7). In essence, messages shared within Read more [...]