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Identity in Communities and Networks

Exploring the negative impacts that unrealistic body ideals created by social media influencers have on youngsters.

Conference-paper-pdfDownload Abstract This paper talks about, the factors influencing the enforcement of new body ideals for young males and females in society, on social media platforms such as YouTube, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram by Influencers. By exploring articles, researches made on the subject, and books, to understand the behaviours and causes for this new cultural behaviour. This paper discusses that social media influencers are enforcing new body ideals for young males and Read more [...]
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Identity in Communities and Networks

Branding and Identity Construction Through Online Communities

Abstract: Social media platform users aiming to project authentic representations of themselves, however on online communities, social media users follow the branding principles as companies to execute carefully constructed online identities. Through the discussion of the principles of company brand formation, the lucidity of identity construction, company and brand identity, self-branding through online communities like Tinder, nature of social identification, and online company communities on Read more [...]
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Identity in Communities and Networks

Ideal Self: The virtual representation of Identity on Facebook

Abstract Through Facebook as a Social Networking Site, user’s identities are being altered and subverted as being exposed to online platforms. Users, with online platforms, reimagined themselves through the lenses of how they should be presented instead of how they are in real spaces. This paper attempts to show the correlation between the concept of “ideal self” and young adults’ self-representation on Facebook and whether popular culture frames their notion of what is meant by an ideal Read more [...]
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Identity in Communities and Networks

Social media platforms affecting people and their own identity.

Social-media-platforms-affecting-people-and-their-own-identityDownload Social media platforms affecting people and their own identity. Abstract This paper explores the three negative effects that can be caused to users of different social media platforms on their selfhood. This article also differs from identity and social media and impacts on the offline identity. With the implementation of social media in the 21st century, this has indeed caused a great impact on our selfhood, because Read more [...]