van der Nagel, Emily
Swinburne University of Technology
Dr Emily van der Nagel holds a PhD in media and communications at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. She is currently a research assistant and sessional tutor. Her PhD thesis is entitled, 'Social Media Pseudonymity: Affordances, Practices, Disruptions'. Emily researches social media identities and cultures.
ArticlesIntroductionAlt, or alternative, accounts are secondary profiles people use in addition to a main account on a social media platform. They are a kind of automediation, a way of representing the self, that deliberately displays a different identity facet, and addresses a different audience, to what someone considers to be their main account. The term “alt” seems to...Read more