TL;DR: In this article, the authors address the changing nature of human identity in the digital age, with a focus on the emergence of the inner self via digital communication, and present three models of self, which have emerged as a result of our rising use of digital technology, entitled "The Constructed Self", "The Programmed Self", and "The Absent Self".
Abstract: The following article addresses the changing nature of human identity in the digital age, with a focus on the emergence of the ‘inner self’ via digital communication. Three models of ‘self’ are presented in this text, which have emerged as a result of our rising use of digital technology, entitled ‘The Constructed Self’, ‘The Programmed Self’ and ‘The Absent Self’. The first model, ‘The Constructed Self’, focuses on our ability online to manipulate the public portrayal of the ‘inner self’ via carefully constructed social media profiles and virtual identities. This model compares the instances in which the ‘online self’ and the ‘actual self’ develop as extensions of one another, with examples that highlight how they can also act in opposition. ‘The Programmed Self’ is concerned with the amalgamation of humans and technology. As machines become increasingly intelligent and humanized, new possibilities are arising for our relationship with technology to become ever more personal. Finally, ‘The Absent Self’ brings to light what we miss through our immersion in the screen; how do online environments capture our attention so effectively and what does this do to our ability to self-reflect?
TL;DR: In this article , an exploración se analizan los elementos con los que se muestran en Instagram the cinco principales candidatos a la presidencia del gobierno español.
Abstract: En Instagram, el candidato tiene la oportunidad de manejar los elementos del escenario en el que se representa para transmitir a los potenciales votantes una estudiada imagen de sí mismo. En esta investigación se analizan los elementos con los que se muestran en Instagram los cinco principales candidatos a la presidencia del gobierno español. El objetivo principal es determinar si ha existido un cambio de estrategia significativo durante el periodo electoral del 28 de abril de 2019. Para ello, a partir de la operacionalización del concepto de setting de Goffman (1956), se utiliza una metodología cuantitativa sobre una muestra total de 473 posts. Los resultados muestran un cambio de estrategia en el modo de construir el escenario en Instagram conforme se acercan las elecciones generales: los candidatos muestran un perfil más profesional y menos humanizado.
TL;DR: The authors examines Instagram as ecomedia uniquely positioned to provide spaces for members of marginalized communities to find each other and to see themselves in the outdoors, and examines the ecodrag of @pattiegonia, an environmental advocate drag queen, who uses Instagram as her main medium.
Abstract: This article examines Instagram as ecomedia uniquely positioned to provide spaces for members of marginalized communities to find each other and to see themselves in the outdoors. This visibility is an essential step in forming virtual coalitions as well as providing visual representations of how to take up space in the outdoors as well as revising masculinist stereotypes that connect men with the domination and destruction of the nonhuman world. This article looks at the ecodrag of @pattiegonia, an environmental advocate drag queen, who uses Instagram as her main medium. Through her Instagram account and her outside advocacy, she dismantles the gender binary, performs an ecologically conscious drag, and challenges the oppressive narratives of “real” and “natural” manhood in ways that multiply the possibilities for new forms of ecomedia.
TL;DR: Wang et al. as discussed by the authors examined the differences between fans' identity-based sports consumption behavior and other consumer behavior when they are the main consumers and concluded that the Shanghai basketball fan identity has a more significant influence on the consumption behavior of fans.
Abstract: The sports industry has grown rapidly in recent years, but the problem of its irrational industrial structure has also come to the fore. In order to improve the industrial status of competition performance, many sports researchers have chosen to look at professional sports clubs and professional sports leagues to find effective measures to improve the industry’s poor structure. As the main driving force behind the development of clubs and leagues, fans are a popular research subject. This research examines the differences between fans’ identity-based sports consumption behavior and other consumer behavior when they are the main consumers. Therefore, the core issue of this study is the study of fan consumption behavior based on identity theory. The study selects Shanghai Sharks basketball fans as the respondents and explores the relationship between fan identity and fan consumption behavior from the perspective of the influence mechanism. Literature, content analysis, questionnaires, and rooted theory were used in the research process to study fan consumption behavior in conjunction with identity theory. Based on the research, the following conclusions were drawn: Firstly, it was proved that the fan identity model has some scientific validity and that self-identity, social identity, and cultural identity constitute the identity of Shanghai basketball fans. Secondly, it is further verified that the Shanghai basketball fan identity has a more significant influence on the consumption behavior of fans. Specific suggestions are also suggested to enhance Shanghai basketball fans’ consumption tendencies and behavior.