Focus Group


Key themes:

Everyone is aware of everyones else’s behaviour, such as “stalking”, “liking”, or “browsing” people therefore making it acceptable because “everybody else does it”. The idea that people are totally aware and in control of what they are doing online was common. The hashtag did make a difference when trying to decipher what people were trying to get at by their picture. This was interesting because it means the words are technically becoming just as important as the overall images, which kind of defeats the object of sharing a visual image and then needing somebody to read about to be able to fully understand it.



“I can now take selfies and not get bullied” (Hannah Beard, 22) … how social media protocol is changing.


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