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Title: Snapchat 'selfies': The case of disappearing data
Contributor(s): Charteris, Jennifer (author)orcid ; Gregory, Sue (author)orcid ; Masters, Yvonne (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2014
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Little has been written about the impact of ephemeral messaging technologies such as Snapchat, Wickr and iDelete on learner identities. The authors explore how disappearing social media may enable young people to take up a range of discourses and demonstrate discursive agency in ways that support social mobility through shifting relationships with their peers. Much of this unfolds through the transmission of digital images that promote social flexibility. The visibility, of seeing and being seen, demonstrates a Foucauldian 'gaze' where power plays out through the capacity to be visible and recognisable to others and specific practices (e.g. selfies) become normalised. Social media technologies furnish emergent spaces for underlife activity that foster this gaze. Taking up the Foucault's concept of subjectivities as discursively constituted identity categories, the authors explore the relationship between disappearing media and youth identities.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ascilite 2014: 31st annual Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education conference, Dunedin, New Zealand, 23rd - 26th November, 2014
Source of Publication: Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology. Proceedings of ascilite Dunedin 2014, p. 389-393
Publisher: ASCILITE: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Place of Publication: Dunedin, New Zealand
Field of Research (FOR): 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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