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Selfie, the Self I See

With a few quick taps on a screen, I get my iPhone front facing camera on me. I study my image for a few seconds to assess my face—do I look tired, how’s my skin, is my eyeliner still okay, how is the lighting—before making the appropriate adjustments. For Asians like myself, it’s always best […]

Just A Taste

Just A Taste In his article “Social Network Profiles as Taste Performances,” Hugo Liu talks about how focused we are on profile-centric sites, like MySpace.  These sites give users the opportunity to create an identity.  Profile-centric sites are engineered for self-presentation by providing pre-determined categories, like fill-in boxes on MySpace, helping our friends list to […]

What You Don’t Know about Surveillance

Based on report by ITU in 2013, over 2.7 billion people are using the Internet, which corresponds to 39% of the world’s population. Among all the adult internet users, nearly 3 quarters use social media, which became an indispensable component of daily life, especially in the US. According to Pew Research, from 2005 to 2013, number […]

The Power of Memes

Limor Shifman wrote a publication titled “MEMES In Digital Culture,” where she discusses the use, characteristics and effects of memes in today’s digital culture.  Memes are quick visual ways of self-presentation, essentially telling whom someone is, what someone thinks is important, or what someone’s political stance is.  Despite what many of us may think today, […]

Kim Kardashian’s Quest to be the “Heterosexiest”

At this juncture, Kim Kardashian is one of the most recognizable people in the world. She is arguably the most famous member of her already notorious family, whose successful reality show and subsequent spin-offs have helped their fame to skyrocket in the last few years. Although Kim has done a lot of work to promote […]

2013: embrace your sexiness #NOT

Most teenagers are currently in a state where they can be characterized as “media obsessed”. I would place myself in this category since I use many types of media platforms throughout the day. Media multiplexity, a term found in Nancy Bayms book Personal Connections in the Digital Age is really common for me since I rely […]

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Miley VS Kanye: The Art of Self-Construction

In 2011, when Alice Marwick and Danah Boyd’s “To Seen and Be Seen: Celebrity practice on Twitter” was published, Twitter was a space that was still fairly premature. With 175 million users in 2011, though only about half that amount following 2 or more people , the social media platform was only just beginning to […]