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The Re-creation of Identity in Digital Environments and the Potential Benefits for Non-Profit and Community Organisations

Satchell, Christine & Foth, Marcus (2008) The Re-creation of Identity in Digital Environments and the Potential Benefits for Non-Profit and Community Organisations. 3CMedia: Journal of Community, Citizen's and Third Sector Media and Communication, pp. 16-27.

Abstract

As the early 21st century society evolves into a hybrid world of digital and physical environments, a new generation of users is traversing seamlessly between online and offline dimensions in these emerging communicative ecologies. This paper explores what happens when young people re-create their human identity in these spaces. How they use the tools of new technologies to capture and share their experiences, and how they represent themselves in relation to the world they live in. We analyse the practices of these users and the changing digital landscapes they occupy to then discuss lessons and potential benefits to strengthen the ability of non-profit and community organisations to engage and interact with young people and other constituents in a Web 2.0 era.

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ID Code: 14648
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: mobile phone, young people, digital identity, cultural theory, non, profit, community organisations
ISSN: 1832-6161
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Christine Satchell and Marcus Foth
Deposited On: 03 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:44

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