Hand out 2

Applying Buckingham and Guantlett’s theory to your Web 2.0 case
study texts
Note down an example from each of your case study texts, which you think helps illustrate Buckingham and
Guantlett’s ideas about the way in which youth authors use social media to construct their identities.
Applying Buckingham’s Theories
Name of the case study
text

Idea 1
Web 2.0 gives teens the
opportunity to challenge
common stereotyped
representations of their
collective group

Blog

YouTube Vlog

Social Media

Applying Gauntlett’s Theories

Buckingham’s Theories
Idea 2

Idea 3

Teens use blogs and personal
websites to create their own identities
& self-express to create media texts
the reflect a more accurate
representation of themselves

Teens use the internet as a way
of projecting a different identity
or one that they feel is ‘more
real’ but are unable to present in
their real life.

Hand out 2
Applying Buckingham and Guantlett’s theory to your Web 2.0 case
study texts
Note down an example from each of your case study texts, which you think helps illustrate Buckingham and
Guantlett’s ideas about the way in which youth authors use social media to construct their identities.
Guantlett’s Ideas
Name of the case study
Idea 1
Idea 2
Idea 3
Idea 4
Idea 5
It is essential to be
Individuals need
‘Making’ helps cultivate a
People spend
People make things
text
a ‘prosumer’ not
just a ‘consumer’ in
order to make
society flourish

Blog

YouTube Vlog

Social Media

to shape and
create their own
environments

sense of self as active in
society – a way of
connecting with likeminded
people, and this offers
pleasure and reflection

time creating
things because
they want to
feel alive in the
world

because they have a
desire to be
recognised within a
community of
likeminded people

Hand out 2
Applying Buckingham and Guantlett’s theory to your Web 2.0 case
study texts
Note down an example from each of your case study texts, which you think helps illustrate Buckingham and
Guantlett’s ideas about the way in which youth authors use social media to construct their identities.