Fantasies, Micro-Identity, and Web 2.0

  • Christopher Garland University of Florida, USA


This essay discusses how socialnetworking site-styled “adult” websites facilitate online socialization throughshared “fantasies.” Moreover, and perhaps more crucially, this essay alsoexplores how users on these websites construct identity online. I argue thatthe development of Web 2.0 has changed significantly changed the form and useof Internet pornography, and those who engage in “Porn 2.0” are part of asignificant (if impossible to accurately measure) Web 2.0 community.Furthermore, I seek to interrogate the limits involved with the performance ofmicro-identity on the Porn 2.0 stage—focusing on sites that largely providepornographic video and live web chats—while also taking into account the ethicalconsiderations that accompany the Porn 2.0 landscape.

Author Biography

Christopher Garland, University of Florida, USA
August 8, 2013
How to Cite
Garland, C. (2013). Fantasies, Micro-Identity, and Web 2.0. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, 6(1).