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Communities and Web 2.0 Social Networks

Social Network Sites Support Connections And Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The public have turned to social network sites to connect, communicate and interact to replace traditional face-to-face communication. This paper will examine why social network sites have become essential for supporting connections and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more [...]
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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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Social Networks

The Facilitation of Advertising within Social Networks

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate to readers the advantages and interactions that a business gains through advertising their products and/or services on a social media platform. This paper aims to highlight that there is a difference between customers and non-customers and that both groups are able to be reached through the use of a social media accounts. Customers have already had prior experience with a business and therefore can provide electronic word of mouth. Non-customers 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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Communities and Web 2.0 Identity in Communities and Networks Social Networks

What sacrifices do we make in order to blend in between online and offline communities and how much of our self-identity do we lose?

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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 [...]
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Social Networks

#TimesUp Movement: Social Networks Influence on Personal Identity within Social Media

PDF file of this paper:Download Introduction Debates have emerged on whether social media facilitates forms of expression of identity online. Ganda (2014, p. 9-10) noted that identity refers to how individuals view themselves as well as how other groups in the society view others. Social media allows individuals to produce and share media via social networks, also known as peer to peer sharing, reflects the identity of another person (Russell, 2013, p. 7). In essence, messages shared within Read more [...]