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dc.contributor.authorTeo, Aloysius
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-14T02:05:12Z
dc.date.available2016-03-14T02:05:12Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/66157
dc.description.abstractSince its birth in 2010, Instagram has grown into a global phenomenon. From tagging and following, to liking and commenting, Instagram is changing the way individuals interact with one another. By extending Benedict Anderson’s (1983) conceptualisation of ‘Imagined Communities’, this paper attempts to investigate the extent to which the vernacular of Instagram fosters imagined communities among lifestyle-fashion users of Instagram. First, the vernacular of Instagram is outlined to provide a good understanding of how particular features within the platform work. Next, users’ experiences and activities on Instagram were gathered through a series of interviews, uncovering meanings and perspectives from the respondents. These responses are discussed alongside the three key characteristics of imagined communities, namely ‘homogenous empty time,’ ‘creole,’ and ‘decentralisation’.en_US
dc.format.extent35 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Communities, classes and racesen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Mass media::Media studiesen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Social behavioren_US
dc.titleInstagram reimagined : a study on imagined communities and instagramen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorSam Hanen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
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