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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

Misleading online beauty perceptions influences young females’ confidence

Abstract In this conference I will elaborate on the growing pressure to appear flawless on social media since the rise of Web 2.0 and social networking sites.  We explore self-presentation, impression management in relation to online identity and discuss how identity management changes based on; which social media platform young women are using and the vast difference each platform displays of their online identity. The discussion underlines how there is a higher demand and immense pressure Read more [...]
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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 [...]