A Research of Self-Disclosure on Fanpage Creators of Illustration/Text in Taiwan

Abstract

As technology evolves, gradually more virtual network platforms with innovative functions are being developed. Nowadays, the phenomenon of nearly every person having a personal mobile device, usually a smartphone, can be observed everywhere. Because the amount of information people receive has been increasing every day, reading habits are also changing. Compared with simple textual descriptions, pictorial expressions more easily arouse contemporary readers’ interest. Thus, graphic creation is an emerging industry on social networking platforms. Among such platforms, Facebook has achieved outstanding levels of development and has a considerable number of users, thereby contributing to the online migration of many illustrators to Facebook for use as a sharing platform to rapidly gain popularity and accumulate followers. Developing and managing fan pages that feature graphic creations is currently extremely popular. This study explored the relevant applications of the self-disclosure theory on 10 graphic illustrators who manage Facebook fan pages that have considerable numbers of followers.



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Li-Chiou Chen, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan

Paper Information
Conference: ECAH2017
Stream: Humanities - Aesthetics, Design

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