making a difference, or moral cosmopolitanism. It considers how these branded cosmopolitan frameworks – cosmoscapes – support the development of cosmopolitan imaginaries, values, and practices among youth. We use Instagram research to explore how young people (under age 35) negotiate such cosmopolitan

In: Youth and Globalization

Celebrities’ use of social media to project their public/private lives is a current rising trend. Online identities presentation is a new media culture for self-communication. This research studied the presentation of online identities by Thai celebrities via a social networking application, Instagram. The purposes of the research are (1) to study the reasons for online identities presentation via Instagram of Thai celebrities, and (2) to study the types and methods of online identities presentation via Instagram of Thai celebrities. This qualitative research focused on the group of celebrities who are actors/actresses, singers, and MCs in Thailand. Nine celebrities who are active Instagram users with a minimum of 70,000 followers were selected. Data was collected from May 2014 - January 2015, using in-depth interviews and content analysis of celebrities’ Instagram pictures. The research found that the two main reasons for online identities presentation by celebrities are (1) psychological reasons, and (2) technological reasons. Celebrities exhibit patterns of behaviour that reveal a need to belong and a need for self-presentation, and the popularity of Instagram influences the uses of this social technology in their everyday lives. The type of online identities presentation by celebrities is a selective self-presentation in positive way. Methods of online identities presentation by celebrities are (1) online identities presentation via self-presentation, (2) online identities presentation via social relationships presentation, and (3) online identities presentation via cultural consumption. The research contributes new knowledge in the area of online identities presentation by Thai celebrities, where no other studies have been done previously. The research combines perspectives from new media and communication studies and social sciences studies. The literature reviewed involves studies of online identities presentation, media and celebrities, and online communication via social networking applications.

In: Crafting Media Personas
Author: Eva F. Nisa

.g. Denny 2005: 2225-26). This article focuses on what can be considered soft or light daʿwa performed by Muslim youth in Indonesia, particularly female activists, using new media such as Instagram posts. Soft daʿwa , in this regard, refers to verbal and visual language, especially language containing

In: Asiascape: Digital Asia
Author: Annisa R. Beta

an article on young Muslim women as daʾwa activists: ‘Creative and Lucrative Daʾwa : The Visual Culture of Instagram amongst Female Muslim Youth in Indonesia’, published by Eva F. Nisa (2018) in this journal. Nisa describes the emergence of Instagram accounts administered by young Muslim women who

In: Asiascape: Digital Asia
Author: Petra Novakova

In recent times, bloggers have become some of the most significant players in the online media field. The influence they have gained though their blogging and across various other media platforms continues to increase. Some of them, the Alisters, 1 are viewed as personas embodying and representing popular culture and are worshipped as celebrities. The image that bloggers construct about themselves using their personal blogs and the visual-posting possibilities of personal publication platforms (such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) is crucial for their presentation and helps them to perform as celebrities in front of those very media users and the general public. Bloggers tend to shape their public image using specific blogging routines. The trend of visualized style of communication seems to be most important for bloggers to attain the role they want to play. Looking more closely, researchers can detect the narcissistic tendencies in their presentation style using such textual forms. Accordingly, this chapter explores narcissism among bloggers and the style of usage of certain kinds of media in connection with this phenomenon.

In: Living in the Limelight: Dynamics of the Celebrity Experience

Photography’s emergence in the early nineteenth century enabled new ways of viewing the world and experiencing time, space and events. It led to the creation of new visual conventions, affected notions of truth, realism and authenticity, and established a visual language distinctive to the medium. Digital mobile technologies have extended the potential of vernacular photography through the introduction of small, flexible, affordable devices that allow even the relatively unskilled to create impressive images that can be easily transmitted and shared. Photo-software for mobile devices is generous and forgiving, allowing the user to crop, correct and enhance images at a single touch. However, this capacity to create ‘flawless’ imagery has been countered by a movement towards the reinstatement of signs of imprecision and the photographer’s presence. This chapter examines some ways in which artists and amateur photographers have sought to counter the hyper-reality of digital flawlessness, not through traditional media, but by employing mobile technology applications that simulate the visual language of analogue photography. This chapter considers how the visual signifiers of analogue photography – including the random, serendipitous possibilities that it enables – have been encoded in digital form to allow users to create an aesthetic of digital imprecision and analogue nostalgia. The visual signs of memory, age, time, place, medium and substrate can be combined to generate a simulacrum of analogue authenticity, allowing the creator to feel that they have produced something distinctive through the image’s creative imprecision. The tension between this synthesis of the authentic and visually constructed photographic processes is investigated in this exploration of the visual language of digital imperfection.

In: Learning to See: The Meanings, Modes and Methods of Visual Literacy
Über die Folgen der Netz- und Geopolitik von Facebook, Google, Amazon & Co.
Author: Manfred Faßler
Sind Mensch-Medien-Vernetzungen demokratiefähig? Wie können Demokratieoptionen greifen, wenn das Individuum in der technischen Vokabel der User*in aufgelöst wird? Wenn sich Demokratie im ständigen Zugang zu allen Informationen manifestiert, wie funktioniert sie in einem System, das Informationen ›vorsortiert‹? Die vorliegende Studie ist datentechnische Entwicklungsgeschichte und zukunftsorientiertes Gedankenexperiment zugleich. Ausgehend von der Annahme, dass eine zunehmende gesellschaftliche Digitalwerdung – insbesondere durch Social-Media-Kanäle wie Facebook, Instagram und Twitter – weitreichende Sozialveränderungen bis hin zum Gesellschaftsersatz auslöst, stellt Manfred Faßler kritische Fragen an die derzeitige Konstitution von Sozialem und Politischem und dabei den Demokratiebegriff in den Fokus seiner Überlegungen.

Author: Ashley Teffer

Sites ( SNS ) i.e. Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Millennials, also known as “generation me,” love their screen time and average about 6 hours per week on SNS (according to Neilsen as of winter 2019). In this paper, I will explore the connections between millennials, social networking sites ( SNS

In: Critical Storytelling in 2020: Issues, Elections and Beyond

here about the power of social media. Why might Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms be understood as having shifted public diplomacy interaction potentially even more than technological advances such as the telegram, radio and television? I suggest that to understand the

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy

here about the power of social media. Why might Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms be understood as having shifted public diplomacy interaction potentially even more than technological advances such as the telegram, radio and television? I suggest that to understand the

In: Debating Public Diplomacy