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The Writing on the Facebook Wall: A cross-cultural comparison between Australian, Greek and Australian-Greek Facebook users

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?

Maria Stavrinos will examine the practices of Greeks and Australians of Greek Ancestry (Australian Greeks) on Facebook and the way in which these communities perceive themselves online, in her forthcoming lecture at the Greek Centre, on Thursday 13 September, as part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.

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 several 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.

When: Thursday 13 September 2018, 7.00pm
Where: Greek Centre (Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne)

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