Network Cultures VT2012 Week 3 7-Oct-11. Digital Identity Part 2. Social Networking and the Creation of Self Online. What is identity? In pairs write down at least three meanings of the word. What makes up your identity?
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Social Networking and the Creation of Self Online
What makes up your identity?
Think about and write down a list of important aspects of your identity i.e. gender, nationality, race, friendships, music taste, sexuality, appearance, student status, family, relationship, religion etc.
Think about how these aspects of your identity are expressed differently in person and online. Discuss in groups and write down at least five examples.
Mitchell and Webb identity theft
Geert Lovink on Social Networking
Perils of Internet Dating
A Life on Facebook
Facebook in Real Life
Digital foot print analysis.
“There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender; that identity is performatively constituted by the very “expressions” that are said to be its results.”
“On many of the large SNSs, participants are not necessarily "networking" or looking to meet new people; instead, they are primarily communicating with people who are already a part of their extended social network.”
(Boyd & Ellison, 2007)
Works Cited:Butler, J. (1999) Gender Trouble, London & New York: RoutledgeBoyd, D.M, Ellison, N.B. (2007), Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship. Available from: http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol13/issue1/boyd.ellison.html accessed [20/10/10]