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Writing in the Moment: Social Media, Digital Identity, and Networked Publics

Jacob Babb


This article examines the impact of social media on digital identity. Social media reaffirms the values of communities through the repetition and reflection of those communities. The article addresses different examples of social media usage, such as the recent Internet outrage regarding Cecil the Lion, to explore the complexities of developing and maintaining digital identities.


social media; epideictic; rhetoric; identity