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 [...]
Social Networks

The Ups and Downs of Instagram on adolescent girls’ social and emotional development

ABSTRACT Social networks have grown out of Web 2.0 and people refer to social networks as a Web 2.0 innovation. Where Aguiton & Cardon (2017) mentioned that Web 2.0 is now so widespread, and it is difficult to define the boundaries and characteristics of services it covers. The emergence of the Internet and social networking sites (SNSs) has enabled individuals, in particular, adolescents to create and share information online easily. In contemporary society, many adolescents use social networking Read more [...]