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LGBTQ communities have embraced social media for a number of reasons. However this has lead to the development of online and offline identities. This presentations build up to a research question ...

LGBTQ communities have embraced social media for a number of reasons. However this has lead to the development of online and offline identities. This presentations build up to a research question looking at the disparity between online and offline identities.

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  • LGBTQ (GSD) Online Sexual Minority Identity in the Online Space Disclaimer: Built on Western Views of Sexuality Predominately Gay/Bi-Male/ MsM Focussed Sexuality throughout is treated as constructive not essentialistWednesday, 20 March 13
  • Self Identity and Modernity • Self Identity is reflexive • Pre Modernity identity was given • Ego Centric World View Point • Identity is the ability to maintain a narrative 1. Hermannsdóttir, M. B. Self-Identity in Modernity.Wednesday, 20 March 13
  • Shame and Guilt Guilt is the fear is misbehaving Shame is the anxiety about sufficiency of narrative 1. Hermannsdóttir, M. B. Self-Identity in Modernity.Wednesday, 20 March 13 View slide
  • High-level Questions “Who Am I?” “How Should I live?” “Where did I come from?” “Where am I going?” 1. Hermannsdóttir, M. B. Self-Identity in Modernity.Wednesday, 20 March 13 View slide
  • SIT (Social Identify Theory) • Social Categorization • Social Comparison • Social Identity • Self Esteem 1. Trepte, S. Social identity theory. Psychology of entertainment 255–271 (2006).Wednesday, 20 March 13
  • http://www.age-of-the-sage.org/psychology/social/Tajfels_Theory_of_Social_Identity.jpgWednesday, 20 March 13
  • Cyber Studies • Community • Community Building • Community Development • Identity • Development and Management of IdentitiesWednesday, 20 March 13
  • Cyber Queer “The “cybersubject” appeared to be the ultimate manifestation of queer theory, as it was seen to transcend the physical world in a parallel space, where it freely and flexibly could pick and choose who to be.” 1. Tudor, M. Cyberqueer Techno-practices: Digital Space-Making and Networking among Swedish gay men. (2012).Wednesday, 20 March 13
  • “All the World, in feminist and Queery Theory, it would seem, is no longer a stage, but a screen.” (Sue-Ellen Case 1995)Wednesday, 20 March 13
  • “Gay youth use the web like no other subset of the population. ... What exists today was completely unheard-of even 10 years ago” (cited in Alexander, 2004)Wednesday, 20 March 13
  • Audience Identity Information 1. Woodland, R. ‘I plan to be a 10’: Online literacy and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. Computers and Composition 16, 73–87 (1999).Wednesday, 20 March 13
  • Cyberspace News Groups Message Boards AOL Created First Chat Rooms MUD / Lamda MOO Web Sites / Social Networks 1. Woodland, R. ‘I plan to be a 10’: Online literacy and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. Computers and Composition 16, 73–87 (1999).Wednesday, 20 March 13
  • Youth Narrative • Inclusive Space, Social Space, Health Information, Support Groups. • Hyper personal Interactions (Walther, 1996) • Not primarily going online for dates, sex, or pornography. 1. Paradis, E. Searching for Self and Society: LGBT Youth Online.Wednesday, 20 March 13
  • Representation Online • Allows for an increased self narrative • Hyper Masculine Constructions (Gaydar.com) • Identities built on deception 1. Tudor, M. Cyberqueer Techno-practices: Digital Space-Making and Networking among Swedish gay men. (2012).Wednesday, 20 March 13
  • Playing with Gender • Stage case of the electronic lover • 58% / 60% Gender Swap • “It enables me to play around with aspects of my character that are not normally easy to experiment with.” 1. Hussain, Z. & Griffiths, M. D. Gender Swapping and Socializing in Cyberspace: An Exploratory Study. CyberPsychology & Behavior 11, 47–53 (2008).Wednesday, 20 March 13
  • Offline Identity Construction Sex Body Mind GenderWednesday, 20 March 13
  • Online Identity Construction Gender Sex Body MindWednesday, 20 March 13
  • Safety and Risk Online • Identity Safety • False Names • Defensive nature of information • Physical Safety • Perceived meeting risk • Physical Risk 1. Tudor, M. Cyberqueer Techno-practices: Digital Space-Making and Networking among Swedish gay men. (2012).Wednesday, 20 March 13
  • Bridging the Online and Offline (People Near By Applications) • Online interactions to an offline interaction • High-gain High-risk interactions • Social Embarrassment • Emotional Harm • Physical RiskWednesday, 20 March 13
  • Research Question Do near people applications allow for youths to interact offline, or is it driving people further online.Wednesday, 20 March 13
  • Thank YouWednesday, 20 March 13