Abstract

Mai S El-Falaki
New Media and the Reality of Abla Fahita: Is she A Fictitious Character a Secret Agent
Social Media along with linguistic utilization play an inevitable role in commenting on and communicating socio-economic and political ideologies to wide range of audiences. The study seeks to infer how social media plays an important role in representing and investigating the ideologies of social groups. The answer to this question is sought in the critical analysis of a famous twitter account called Abla Fahita ‘Auntie Fahita’. The study seeks to explore how Abla Fahita’s tweets are linguistically structured, what ideological implications are disseminated and who Abla Fahita is, purpose. The ideological implication of the analysis is determined through a linguistic description of the tweets which are targeted to a large number of audiences.