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Why Mainstream Social Networks Complicate Our Identities [OPINION]

Why Mainstream Social Networks Complicate Our Identities [OPINION] | identity with social media | Scoop.it

It's natural for people to represent themselves differently, depending on the social context. 


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Like it? We love it! Facebook assures us we're good enough

Facebook profiles reassure our self-worth because they offer a place where we can display the personal characteristics and relationships we value most, says a communication expert.

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Fleur Prinsen's curator insight, April 17, 2013 4:05 AM

Facebook could boost your self-esteem

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Online Personality Influences Real-Life Identity | Psych Central News

Online Personality Influences Real-Life Identity | Psych Central News | identity with social media | Scoop.it

"One rapidly expanding area of psychological research is the study of how participation in social media affects everyday relationships and behavior."


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Kristen Louise Crawford's curator insight, August 24, 2014 7:01 AM

10. The article above looks into a few issues surrounding online identities, however one of significance to the topic is, how our online identities and activities relate to our everyday real lives.  This text proved to be of relevance. I consider the article to be reliable and accurate, bringing plenty of valuable information to my project design. What I found most relevant in the article was about how people disseminate misleading identities of themselves. The following excerpt explains this more…

 

“In yet another area of research, investigators are studying how closely the information we disclose online mirrors who we are offline. In two new sets of studies, psychologists looked to World of Warcraft players and to profiles of people who frequent cafes and bars.

 

“Whether we’re creating a screen name or avatar for ourselves, or broadcasting that the bar or coffee shop down the street is one of our frequent hangouts, we are inevitably telling those around us something about who we are as individuals,” says Graham of the University of Texas, Austin, co-author of the studies with Sam Gosling.


In the study about World of Warcraft players, the researchers found that although people can make consistent judgments about a player’s personality, those impressions do not match how the players view themselves.”

 

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The Social Media Borg: A Culture of Likes - Huffington Post

The Social Media Borg: A Culture of Likes - Huffington Post | identity with social media | Scoop.it

As social media emerges out if its infancy, we are starting to get a sense of its personality and characteristics, what it will look like when it grows up. We're seeing early signs that the promised democratization of information and the ability to seek and engage in open dialogue might actually become a forum for forced groupthink instead.

 


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