Digital Media Environments and their Implications: Instagram Cover Image

Digital Media Environments and their Implications: Instagram
Digital Media Environments and their Implications: Instagram

Author(s): Iva Paska
Subject(s): Media studies, Communication studies, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Centar za filozofiju medija i mediološka istraživanja
Keywords: digital media; digital media environments; social networks; internet; Instagram;

Summary/Abstract: At the beginning of the 21st century, we find ourselves at the threshold of a new level in the development of digital media. Digital media environments are going beyond the scope of fixed and isolated social environments to become more and more integrated in the everyday lives of individuals up to the point at which it is difficult to distinguish between being connected to the internet and living in the real world. Social networks contribute to this phenomenon since they represent a digital environment within which we are becoming increasingly immersed at the global level. The focus of this text is Instagram as a network whose functioning is organized around the visual element. The aim of this paper is to consider the implications of digital environments by using Instagram as an example within the framework of the theoretical and conceptual framework of digital media environments.

  • Issue Year: 8/2019
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 2347-2364
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English