By Zizi Papacharissi

A Networked Self examines self presentation and social connection within the electronic age. This assortment brings jointly new paintings on on-line social networks by means of major students from various disciplines. the focal point of the amount rests at the development of the self, and what occurs to self-identity while it truly is offered via networks of social connections in new media environments. the amount is established round the middle topics of id, group, and tradition – the crucial subject matters of social community websites. participants handle conception, study, and sensible implications of many facets of on-line social networks together with self-presentation, behavioral norms, styles and workouts, social impression, privateness, class/gender/race divides, style cultures on-line, makes use of of social networking sites within companies, activism, civic engagement and political impact.

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35). Networked publics exist against this backdrop. Mizuko Ito introduces the notion of networked publics to “reference a linked set of social, cultural, and technological developments that have accompanied the growing engagement with digitally networked media” (Ito, 2008, p. 2). Ito emphasizes the networked media, but I believe we must also focus on the ways in which this shapes publics—both in terms of space and collectives. In short, I contend that networked publics are publics that are restructured by networked technologies; they are simultaneously a space and a collection of people.

P. (1999). Graffiti as communication: Exploring the discursive tensions of anonymous texts. Southern Communication Journal, 65, 1–15. Rogers, E. , & Shoemaker, F. F. (1971). Communication of innovations. New York, NY: Free Press. , & Boos, M. (2003). Attitude change in computer-­mediated communication: Effects of anonymity and category norms. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 6, 405–422. Schutz, W. C. (1966). The interpersonal underworld. Palo Alto, CA: Science and Behavior Books. Southwell, B.

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