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Communities and Web 2.0

Instagram encourages new communities and allows localised communities to extend beyond the constraints of time and space

The rise of Web 2.0 and the phenomenon of social media has enabled new and local communities to thrive and stay connected through the presence of the internet. In the twenty-first century we are able to ‘share’ more than ever, and through the capabilities of Web 2.0, internet users have become both consumers and producers in our digital age. Technology is further embedded into our lives everyday and we rely on it heavily to maintain our relationships online (Hampton & Wellman, 2018). Web Read more [...]
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Communities and Online Gaming

Online games provide a safe space for individuals with social anxiety.

Abstract This conference paper will discuss how online games has formed a new type of community, and how it can be beneficial to individual who is socially challenge in places such as schools, playground and home. Online games allow them to be part of a comminute that has a common interest and because how the individual is able to disguise themselves behind an avatar and be a completely different person, it gives them  a sense of belonging and confidence, this allows them to slowly Read more [...]