Communities and Social Media

Custom Communities: Choosing our Facebook ‘friends’ to meet our sense of belonging.

13122214_Bliss_Conference-PaperDownload Written by Vanessa Bliss Abstract This paper discusses the prevalence of persistent relationships and the identified judgement of individual online personas, in a users’ creation of a customizable Facebook ‘friends’ list. It focuses on how our Facebook ‘friends’ reflect the concepts of ‘community’ and the social bonds that effects our sense of belonging. It examines how communication affordances of the social media site Facebook offers Read more […]