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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

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 [...]