Communities and Social Media

Social Media as a Tool for Transgender Community Building

PDF version available hereDownload Abstract This paper challenges the idea that social media is diminishing community, and suggests that it instead helps to create and maintain community, particularly among transgender people. Cannon et al. (2017) found that transgender people largely find their safe communities online, and that they are often lacking a sense of community and connection in their day-to-day lives. Jackson et al. (2018) found that transgender women on Twitter have created a Read more […]