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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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Scholars of communication and related disciplines such as advertising and journalism explore how concepts and practices of social interaction manifest in the social networking sites springing up on the Internet. They look at communication theory and social network sites, emerging patterns of sociability on the sites, and intuitive appropriations of social network sites affordances. Among specific topics are social network sites as networked publics, social network exploitation, how social network sites affect social capital processes, a typology of social network site usage, motivations for using social network sites and blogs for political information, and artificial agents entering social networks. The 14 essays are from a conference in Chicago at an undisclosed date. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » History and Society
Computers and Internet » Internet » Web » Social Networking
Computers and Internet » Multimedia » Virtual Reality
History and Social Science » Sociology » Media

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