Online Networks and Social Change

Cancel Culture: The power of voice

ABSTRACT: Cancel Culture: Judge, Jury and Executioner. Rule of Law ignored as everything goes in the box to the left. Exploring the current phenomenon of Cancel Culture, revealing its origins, history and evolution. Providing an in-depth analysis of how this relatively fledging form of protest has evolved into a seriously powerful force to be reckoned with by international corporations, governments and individuals.  Also providing a timeline of its growth fuelled by social media and other Read more […]

Online Networks and Social Change

The Impact of Social Media on Adolescent Body Image

Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of active engagement on social media platforms such as Instagram and Tumblr, on negative body image association among adolescents. The rise of the internet and social media platforms have resulted in an increasing number of issues related to self-esteem negative body image such as detrimental online trends, eating disorders and dangerous pro anorexia websites. This paper will use Leon Festinger’s social comparison theory to Read more […]

Communities and Social Media

Interactivity on Professional Virtual Communities Such As LinkedIn and Artstation Aggregates New International Communication Standards

Abstract Social media interactions sets new communication standards. This paper is written with the intention to provide an argument in support of the idea that the use of virtual communities to be a crucial step that aggregates the accepted societal communications standards on the internet. Though with a certain degree of inequality between its users, this process ultimately elevates the global standard of communication.  The argument will be made by comparing the features of two social Read more […]