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GLBT People and Social Media

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Social media is defined as electronic communication technologies that enable users to create and share content and to participate in social networking. One of the defining characteristics of a social media technology is that its content is user-generated. Interactions that happen within these mediums are the result of direct participation from the users. While the main purpose of social media depends upon the actual technology, social media most often functions as a way to increase feelings of connectedness, interactivity, and the need for self-reflexivity.

While any research about social media and its influence on human communication is important, existing scholarship regarding the relationship between social media and communication by as well as among nondominant identities is particularly important as it offers a lens ...

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