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Identified by Cars and Online Communities

In older times members of any car culture were identified by the car they owned. In modern times, it is the car they own and the online community they have chosen to participate in. For example, my boyfriend – owns the 2016 Subaru STI – but also identifies with the “Subieflow” online community. (I mean… Continue reading Identified by Cars and Online Communities

girlsview · internet · Uncategorized · whatgirlssay

What Our Social Media Tells Us About Ourselves

scroll through your timelines before reading this Well, what did you notice? If you’re like me, or like most of the users online, your timelines are crowded with people like you. Similarities shared may be: ethnicity sports/ sport teams financial background cars gender orientation beliefs So whats the issue? The issue is we are encircled… Continue reading What Our Social Media Tells Us About Ourselves

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MERMAIDS, CONSPIRACY THEORIES, CAR CULTURES: WHAT DO THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON?

Let’s start off with the simple undeniable fact that all three of these things can exist without the internet. (I mean the idea of mermaids has been around since the ancient world, so on so forth) BUT….. We can’t deny that all three of these things has gained an even stronger, wider group of followers… Continue reading MERMAIDS, CONSPIRACY THEORIES, CAR CULTURES: WHAT DO THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON?

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SEX: is it the only power women hold online?

Like Laurie Penny, the author of “Cybersexism”, I too have had first hand experience at what it means to be a female in the internet world. I remember secretly forming  a Facebook profile at the age of 13, unaware of the ‘appropriate’ way to act on a social media platform of that nature. But trust… Continue reading SEX: is it the only power women hold online?