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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

Can Teenage Feminism on Twitter Change the World?

Can-Teenage-Feminism-on-Twitter-Change-the-WorldDownload Abstract The web 2.0 has radically changed online behavior and created new opportunities for online users to connect with each other and create online communities. This combined with the increasing popularity of social media such as Twitter, resulted in an increased in cyber activism. However, little importance is given to youth activism and feminist girls tend to be discredited as political agent. Therefore, this paper focuses on teenage Read more [...]
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Communities and Online Gaming

When a Game Becomes More Than a Game: Creation of a Digital Community

Introduction This paper analyses and explores the realm of Communities and Online Gaming; and how one game became an environment in which people create and form a community that expands beyond the game itself in which the game becomes a part of the community and not vice versa. Many games have achieved this feat, however, the game in which this paper will focus on will be the 2017 side-scrolling, shoot ‘em up mobile game: Azur Lane. The expanse of Azur Lane’s community beyond the game itself Read more [...]
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Communities and Web 2.0

How Subreddit’s are the Future of Healthy Communities

How Subreddit’s are the Future of Healthy Communities There is no doubt that the emergence of web 2.0 and online platforms have altered the way we communicate on day to day basis. New technologies and platforms have enabled individuals to communicate easily and efficiently with others online and have in turn allowed online communities to thrive (Hampton, 2016, p. 102). Non-internet communities often consisted of densely populated individuals with close ties in limited social contexts such as Read more [...]