Communities and Web 2.0 Identity in Communities and Networks Social Networks

Online Dating: Encouraging users to depict and enhance their physical appearance online.

ABSTRACT: Online dating platforms and apps are all around us with photos being the main focus. People base opinions on what they see first and this also shapes their reaction to others. In a world that is integrating more online sites everyday it is now more evident that a picture does say a thousand words. With this being both positive and negative for its users. Some users are spending lots of time and effort into perfecting their ideal self online so they can impress and attract others. In Read more [...]
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 [...]