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Open Seminar: The Writing on the Facebook Wall: A cross-cultural comparison
Title:
Open Seminar: The Writing on the Facebook Wall: A cross-cultural comparison
When:
13.09.2018 19.00 h
Where:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine) - Melbourne
Category:
Education

Description

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.

Sponsors

We thank the following donor for making this seminar possible: Geoffrey Conaghan.

During the course of the year considerable expenses are incurred in staging the seminars. In order to mitigate these costs individuals or organisations are invited to donate against a lecture of their choice.

You too can donate for one or more seminars and (optionally) let your name or brand be known as a patron of culture to our members, visitors and followers, as well as the broader artistic and cultural community of Melbourne.  Please email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 03 9662 2722.

We also like to thank the following corporate sponsors for their support:

2018 seminars sponsors

Venue

Venue:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine)   -   Website
Street:
168 Lonsdale Street
Postcode:
3000
Suburb:
Melbourne
State:
VIC
Country:
Country: au

The Mezzanine floor (press "M" in the elevator) of Greek Centre Melbourne - located at the corner of Lonsdale and Russell streets in Melbourne, Australia.

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