Writing in the Moment: Social Media, Digital Identity, and Networked Publics


  • Jacob Babb Indiana University Southeast


social media, epideictic, rhetoric, identity


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.

Author Biography

Jacob Babb, Indiana University Southeast

Jacob Babb is an Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University Southeast. He publishes on composition theory, writing program administration, and spatial rhetorics. He has published articles and book chapters on epideictic rhetoric, monuments and memorials, and writing assessment. He is the Associate Book Review Editor of WPA: Writing Program Administration.





Issue #15