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Identity in Communities and Networks

Anonymity And Identity On 4chan

Abstract 4chan is a series of anonymous, anything goes forums. 4chan, unlike Reddit and other forum sites, enables users to create and share content without having to create a profile. 4chan was created in October 2003 by Christopher Poole, Poole wanted to create a site that emulated the anonymous behaviour of the Japanese website 2channel. 4chan can be referred to an enthusiast forum, these sites are different from normal social media sites. Instead of having your real name and photo as your Read more [...]
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Identity in Communities and Networks

The allure and anonymity of Grindr

ABSTRACT: Queer people finding each other nowadays is much the same as getting a new job; you’re either referred by someone or you do it online. This paper looks at how a part of the queer community are shamed into deceiving each other online with the ease of catfishing and deception on Grindr. With such a strong body beautiful cultural image, the notches in the bedposts of gay men now define their self-worth. “Be authentic” is one of the six pillars of community guidelines for Grindr, 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 [...]