Consumers are now more than ever in control of what they consume. They choose who they listen to, what they watch and especially who they trust. Over the past decade there has been a major change in the way in which advertisers reach their audiences. Previously, advertisers would look to mass marketing campaigns such as TV, radio or newspapers, whereas nowadays they are looking at ways in which they can best make use of digital advertising space to find customers, or have customers find them, but, Read more […]
Powell_17756073_ConferencePaperDownload Social networking sites have changed the way we view and access information on the internet. It is now easier than ever to communicate, share opinions and forge relationships with like-minded people all across the world. The internet is now the most powerful tool used by organisations of all forms to share their message and expand their horizons. Unfortunately, this has meant that there has been a surge of hate speech broadcast across social networking Read more […]
social media platforms have drawn away the safety of traditional communities, allowing greater accessibility for predators to target and manipulate young and impressionable children online
This paper discusses how identity, in an online sphere, can be attacked and how that can flow into real life, going into such instances as the Christchurch shooting. It explores how different groups interact with and continue to function on social media sites. It also explores the actions taken by Facebook and Twitter to address the flood of hate speech online. How online Islamophobia goes unmonitored and the toll it takes in reality.Download Read more […]
Due to the rapid innovation of social media platforms introduced into the twenty-first century as an invention of the recently developed world wide web or commonly referred to as web 2.0, this form of media convergence acts as a technological breakthrough combining outdated sources of media networks with new foundations of media creating a remediation of interesting and pre-existing content and entertainment (Papacharissi, 2011). Papacharissi (2011; Guidry et al, 2014) state these online social Read more […]
Assignment-1-Conference-paper-1-_19965046Download Abstract Social media privacy helps individuals to mind their business without interference from the outside world, social media helps to fascinate an identity on the virtual aspect and let you communicate with one another with the helps of the innovative aspect of some outstanding social media of today. However, the breaches may affect the level of privacy to an extent where some of your personal data that is mail and so one can be leaked. Read more […]
E Hughes – Cancel CultureDownload ABSTRACT In the age of digital media, Twitter has helped individuals find their virtual third place and find people who have similar ideologies and viewpoints, which gives them a community to discuss subjects they are passionate to speak on. These characteristics birthed the phenomenon of cancel culture; this thesis will discuss the toxicity and problematic issues it has encompassed and how it is detrimental to social justice progress. Networked communities Read more […]
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to examine how real-name policies influence and affect online self-presentation. I will argue that digital platforms restrict identity play by administering authentic name policies that jeopardise the safety and privacy of online users. This paper examines Facebook’s history of identity construction and privacy breaches as well as analysing how Google Plus’ ban on pseudonyms ultimately led to its demise. Authentic online identity enforcement produces power Read more […]
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to examine how Australian not-for-profits were adversely affected when Facebook shut down access to news content on the site. Social media platforms, such as Facebook, have profoundly impacted the way not-for-profit organisations and communities interact and communicate with each other. The Facebook news ban illustrated just how reliant not-for-profits have become on the social media platform, with many using the site not only to foster relationships with the Read more […]
Abstract This paper discusses the important role social media platforms play in not only helping law enforcement solve crimes but, how it has changed the flow of information from law enforcement to the public. There are many social media platforms that aid in criminal investigations but, Reddit and Facebook are the two examples that are highlighted within this text. Reddit is shown to be helpful as the users on the platform gather evidence on certain crimes and discourage vigilantism. On the Read more […]
ConferencePaper_MattIfkovichDownload Since the introduction of Web 2.0, the potential to network, share content and communicate with others has improved greatly. In the education industry prior to social media, the potential to network and communicate with others was far less. Teachers and students have used social media as a third-place to share content and communicate with one another. Being able to network globally with anyone almost instantly is something that is truly remarkable. To demonstrate Read more […]
Download the PDF here: Virtual-Vs-Traditional-CommunitiesDownload Abstract This paper argues that social media platforms, specifically Facebook, are ideal spaces for the formation and success of diverse virtual communities. Furthermore, this paper challenges the view that virtual communities detract from their traditional counterparts. This paper examines Facebook’s ubiquity as a factor in the diversity of virtual communities and the content they share as well as the benefits associated with Read more […]
ConferencePaper_TerinaLitchfieldDownload Abstract: Social networking sites have evolved the way individuals can perform their identities and participate in online advocacy. This conference paper uses the #StopAsianHate movement, which was created after the rise in discriminatory actions against Asian individuals after the Covid-19 outbreak, to analyse how the affordances on Facebook and Instagram have facilitated the spread of community messages worldwide. Specifically, how these platforms Read more […]
The author, Michelle and her family through the years Finding-Community-Online-as-a-Military-PartnerDownload Abstract This paper investigates the different ways in which Australian Defence Force (ADF) partners use informal Facebook groups to navigate the challenges of military life. These private groups have grown exponentially with the introduction of Web 2.0 technologies allowing ADF partners to share information, seek support and navigate military life away from official support systems. Read more […]
This paper argues that while Australian state governments do have a digital presence, they are slow to utilise platforms like Facebook and Twitter as opportunities to build their social capital, and evolve their relationships with citizens. Historically the relationship between citizens and their government has changed as advancements in technology reshape communities, and the way citizens live and interact. Arguably digital technology is driving a new wave of change but the citizen/government dynamic is remaining static.
DCNCXII_EmpoweringRuralCommunitiesDownload More than ever, people are beginning to realise it matters what food they put in their body. We used to know who made our food and where it came from. They were the people in our community, the farmer down the road, the local dairy, the town baker. Now, it is hard to tell what fruits and vegetables are in season, as most fresh produce is available year-round at the large supermarket chains. Education is key in knowing where your food comes from, and Read more […]
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 […]
Marman_ConferencePaper_DCNC2021Download Abstract The paper will explore the growing and evolving subject of Australian individuals who choose to relocate overseas, establishing a new sense of community through the virtual networks offered through Facebook, and utilising its other messaging platforms to remain in contact with family and friends back home. Facebook is a platform that generates a strong sense of community, enabling its users to form and maintain connections with family and friends. Read more […]
Humans are causing climate change, and global action needs to be taken to limit any negative effects on humankind and the Earth. This paper will show that, although climate activism on Facebook and Twitter by individuals has increased in popularity and effectiveness in the last two years, the ongoing dissemination of disinformation to these same social networking sites (“SNSs”) causes confusion, which results in public interest in action to curb climate change remaining limited. SNSs produce a networked public, with influencers such as Greta Thunberg and organizations such as Fridays for Future and the Climate Council able to use platform affordances to effectively advocate for climate action, encouraging likeminded individuals to form networks on Facebook and Twitter which assist with online and offline actions to pressure policymakers to act on climate change. Simultaneously, the widespread release of disinformation on Facebook and Twitter means these same affordances lead users to innocently share disinformation and distribute misinformation which is reinforced and amplified in users’ filter bubbles and echo chambers, resulting in ongoing public confusion about the reality of climate change. Such misinformation limits the number of participants acting to achieve social change, restricting real social change and effective collective action.
This conference paper is about the power social media has on communities and in particular the manipulation influencers have on users in the digital world.
Abstract This paper aimed to explore the way Witches use Facebook as a social venue to form communities which may not have existed within a localised or physical setting. This is done by first discussing Facebook as a social venue and a few definitions and criteria on what is required to form a ‘community’. We then move on to discuss the practice of Witchcraft, how it has evolved with the introduction of social media and the internet, and how Witches utilise Facebook to connect with one another Read more […]