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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

The online community of Instagram: a tool promoting self acceptance in young females

Abstract The aim of this paper is to analyze the impact of Instagram on the body image of young women. The online community of Instagram is promoting self acceptance in young females by creating new beauty standards. For the purpose of this analysis, research has been done on the social media platform by searching for famous hashtags as well as analyzing some of the body positivity activists and brands’ page. The resultant social undertaking intends to make young females who are body dissatisfied 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 [...]
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Identity in Communities and Networks

The encouragement towards modification of identities of women and teenage girls by the Instagram influencer community.

The-encouragement-towards-modification-of-identities-of-women-and-teenage-girls-by-the-Instagram-influencer-community.-Download Abstract The purpose of this paper is to highlight and explore the role of the influencer community within Instagram, which relates to the topic of identity in communities and networks. This will support the argument that the influencer community on Instagram encourages portrayals of modified identities for women and teenage girls. The paper stresses upon the fact Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0 Identity in Communities and Networks Social Networks

What sacrifices do we make in order to blend in between online and offline communities and how much of our self-identity do we lose?

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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

How and Why Identity Is Presented on Social Networking Sites

Abstract Identity has been viewed as essential to the expression of individuality within societies and communities. Social networking sites like Instagram and Tinder have also created its own communities, where self-identity and self-representation have become integral to how individuals are perceived. This paper explores the idea that online identities have become less significant due to identity deception. It argues that social networking sites are platforms where identity can be represented Read more [...]