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Communities and Web 2.0 Social Networks

How Web 2.0 has altered the way sports fans can congregate online, allowing for the formation of communities

Abstract: This paper aims to demonstrate the engagement between users on the micro-blogging platform Twitter leads to the integration of online communities. It will be focusing primarily on the communities surrounding NBA (National Basketball Association) fans and how by facilitating conversation within online communities, it can also create a toxicity between fans, teams and athletes. Introduction: Web 2.0 has revolutionized the way users' access and utilize the internet, with advancements Read more [...]
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Social Networks

The Impact of Instagram Use in Young Women

This study explores the immediate impacts Instagram has on young women through body dysmorphia, bullying and low self-esteem. It has been proven through extensive research that Instagram has multiple effects on impressionable teenagers. The results showed that the application caused a lot of self-doubt, self-hate, body image issues and a place where people can openly bully others anonymously. It showed that mental health disorders were common among young teens experiencing similar feelings because of Instagram’s superficial standards. It then concludes that Instagram is a harmful application making it much harder for women to fight the patriarchy when unachievable standards of beauty are displayed everywhere and all the time. Read more [...]
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Social Networks

Youngsters lifestyle being shaped by the social-media influencers.

Abstract Social network is the essence in the developmental process of youngster’s online identity. This conference paper will show how Social Network Platform can be a huge problem looming due to the predominance of the social media influencers. The way young people portrayed themselves into the virtual community is commonly shaped by the social media influencers who they followed. It has bearing consequences on the development of youth online identity as well as in their real life. As declared, Social Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0

Instagram encourages new communities and allows localised communities to extend beyond the constraints of time and space

The rise of Web 2.0 and the phenomenon of social media has enabled new and local communities to thrive and stay connected through the presence of the internet. In the twenty-first century we are able to ‘share’ more than ever, and through the capabilities of Web 2.0, internet users have become both consumers and producers in our digital age. Technology is further embedded into our lives everyday and we rely on it heavily to maintain our relationships online (Hampton & Wellman, 2018). Web 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

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 [...]
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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 [...]