Social media can be attributed for the massive uptake in veganism, as seen by the prevalence of veganism among millennials who actively engage in social media. Vegan communities on Instagram and other social media construct their online identity as vegans and advocate lifestyle changes using different techniques, yet ethical vegans tend to be viewed as extreme or forceful. This paper discusses the different techniques vegan influencers on social media use to express their own identity based on their motivations for becoming vegan, as well as advocate their lifestyle. It also explores public reception of such techniques.
Abstract Personal identity and forming personalities are important parts of people’s lives. This is especially relevant among younger people when growing up and participating in the world, and social media and online platforms have become one of the biggest places to start forming and exploring identity. These platforms have become a place for many different groups to connect with others and explore themselves and their interests within a safe boundary such as the LGBTQ community and the Read more […]
Download PDF to read offlineDownload Abstract The purpose of this paper is to present an understanding of how Hijab wearing women perform their identities online and the resulting social advocacy facilitated via virtual communities. It will focus on the use of the Hijab (garment used to cover hair) as a symbol used to advocate for Muslim women who utilise it in the content they broadcast online. Networked individualism along with influencer culture allows these symbols to be propagated to Read more […]
conference-paperDownload Abstract The purpose of this paper is about how social media such as Facebook, Instagram and so on has changed the way introverts engage. In the online world, the user has the ability to take on any identity that they want and it can be one that is massively different from their real life self. In turn, introverts would feel more comfortable to be social. It becomes a tool that helps them be social and change how they engage with others. This paper will also bring 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 […]
AbstractSocial media has changed the way communities communicate and collaborate with each other in the current day. When interacting virtually, individuals feel more comfortable to explore their identity away from discrimination and intolerance more apparent in the real world. LGBTQ+ members are able to play around with their sense of self and sexual needs with like-minded peers, satisfying their pleasure needs and validating their experiences, especially on a contemporary progressive social media Read more […]
Abstract: Social media has changed how the sense of ‘community’ is perceived. Communities are closely tied to how people identify with them. This paper will argue that social media has changed how this identification is made, bridging old divisions, and leading to the formation of new types of inclusive and diverse communities that eschew traditional social markers. These new communities may serve various purposes, from political to simply an integration and negotiation of new kinds of identity. Read more […]
Abstract This paper will investigate how online communities create a safe space for users with mental health issues to feel connected. Instagram, in particular, has been shown to lower levels of depression as it fosters a community that endorses a sense of belonging. These communities create a sense of support through a third space which is more accessible and less daunting for users than the traditional forms of ‘support’. Online communities are an environment for users that enables them 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 […]
READ OFFLINE HERE:Download ABSTRACT The way that young people interact with each other has changed significantly, with a noticeable shift occurring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which broke out in Asian countries in late 2019. Lockdowns around the world led to isolation and a forced sense of loneliness, meaning those with mental health issues were at times forced to find other outlets and ways of coping with such things. Social media sites such as TikTok created a third sense of place for 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 […]
KatrinaCatchlove_19817972_ConferencePaperDownload Abstract: Social media has enabled an era of misinformation, where content that is false or lacks scientific evidence is spread rapidly, reaching a vast audience. Although misinformation isn’t exclusive to TikTok, the rise of influencers on this platform has meant that the dispersion of misinformation is believed by vulnerable audiences. Generation Z are the most common TikTok users and are the most vulnerable to the spread of misinformation, Read more […]
Contemporary Gender Representation and Identity Diversity in Video Games Simon Kruger – Curtin Bentley – Semester 1, 2021 Video games and their use make up a particularly significant section of the worldwide entertainment market and are now a common pastime, leisure activity and even career for many individuals. Over the past decades, these media have increased in variety, availability, usage, and commercial footprint. The immersive nature of video games and gameplay are one of the main contributing Read more […]
NETS2002-Conference-Paper-FINALDownload Abstract This conference paper explores themes of gender identity and advocacy in contemporary media/online spaces. AJ Clementine a TikTok creator who has over 900,000 followers and 59,000,000 likes, she is also transgender. She thoroughly documents her life experiences on the popular social media platform that is TikTok, to present a well-rounded and authentic character. She has morphed the idea of what a counterpublic is into her community/following Read more […]
The aim of this paper is to examine the identity of the gamer and whether it is still a relevant moniker. Since the 1980s we as a society have operated under the guise of the gamer, when it is not a true reflection of people who are currently playing video games. Studying the statistics for people who are playing games, the kinds of gamers out there and how they have deviated from the idea of the gamer are important in determining whether we should still be using the name gamer. This paper also examines the GamerGate movement and how the actions through that have corrupted what it means to be a gamer and what that has done for the identifier.
TikTok? The Kesha Song? PDFDownload A persons age can quickly be determined by the first thing they think of when someone says ‘TikTok’. If you started singing the 2010 Kesha hit, you’re probably a millennial. Was your first thought a clock? Okay, Boomer. Thought about your favourite app, Gen Z. In the few years since its launch TikTok has made its way into the cultural zeitgeist as more and more people have downloaded the app. Young users flocked to TikTok to discover the new trendy app Read more […]