A Networked Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Network Sites

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Zizi Papacharissi
Taylor & Francis, Jul 30, 2010 - Computers - 8 pages
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A Networked Self examines self presentation and social connection in the digital age. This collection brings together new work on online social networks by leading scholars from a variety of disciplines. The focus of the volume rests on the construction of the self, and what happens to self-identity when it is presented through networks of social connections in new media environments. The volume is structured around the core themes of identity, community, and culture – the central themes of social network sites. Contributors address theory, research, and practical implications of many aspects of online social networks including self-presentation, behavioral norms, patterns and routines, social impact, privacy, class/gender/race divides, taste cultures online, uses of social networking sites within organizations, activism, civic engagement and political impact.

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User Review  - jonas.lowgren - LibraryThing

A collection of academic papers on communicative practices in the new media, or as the editor writes in the conclusions, "emerging patterns of networked sociality." For an interaction designer ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carrie - Goodreads

Excellent compilation of research on social networking - uses & gratifications, implications, more. Makes me really want to learn network analysis. First chapter on network effects was extremely ... Read full review

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