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Identity in Communities and Networks Social Networks

Postfeminism in Social Media: Are these young women feminists or feminazis?

Identity in Virtual Community Virtual communication, social media, and other social networking sites have functioned as full time channels of communication that have access to society and hold a significant role in self presentation and liberation (Mascheroni, Vincent, Jimenez, 2015). Photo based social media such as Instagram or Snapchat are examples of complex new media, in which the feature of sharing pictures, videos, and added texts are all inclusive making them ‘complete’ platforms 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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Social Networks

Young Adults are being affected by unattainable expectations promoted by Instagram influencers.

Abstract This paper will focus on the way’s influencers create illusions and manipulate young adults by promoting unrealistic expectations on Instagram. Through the medium of Instagram, influencers are using their popularity to more easily control their followers. Some of the negative impacts of this influence that have been investigated in this paper pertains to the promotion of superficial online beauty, unrealistic weight loss products and the consumption of luxurious products. There are Read more [...]