This article examines the impact of social media on digital identity. Social media reaffirms the values of communities through the repetition and reflection of those communities. The article addresses different examples of social media usage, such as the recent Internet outrage regarding Cecil the Lion, to explore the complexities of developing and maintaining digital identities.

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Jacob Babb is Assistant Professor of English at Indiana Universtiy Southeast. He publishes on composition theory, writing program administration, and rhetoric. He teaches courses in writing, rhetoric, and science fiction. He is pleased to report that he has still not committed canicide and doesn't plan to in the future—not that he would publish his plans to do so here.



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