Social Network Sites (SNS) have taken the world by storm. Facebook, the largest and most popular SNS, records 1.32 billion active daily users worldwide. The way in which people construct their identities online has been a topic of examination over the years.
Generally, cultural societal norms have been observed as affecting the identity people construct on SNS. But what of the Greek online experience? This presentation examines the practices of Greeks and Australians of Greek Ancestry (Australian Greeks) on Facebook and reveals the way in which these communities perceive themselves online.
Bio of lecturer Maria Stavrinos
Having been admitted to the Queensland Supreme Court in 2006 as a legal practitioner, Maria Stavrinos has worked as a solicitor in one of Australia’s largest litigation law firms. After practising insurance law for a number of years, Maria commenced her Doctoral studies at Flinders University in February 2017.
Despite having an extensive multi-discipline background in law, criminology, and international relations, her current focus is on Greek research. Maria is currently researching the identity construction of Greeks online, with a particular emphasis on social media.
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