Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Who are you? Social Media, identity & 'friends'
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Who are you? Social Media, identity & 'friends'

670
views

Published on

A presentation prepared for Web Based Social Forms, a class I took as part of my MSc Innovation Management & Technology Policy

A presentation prepared for Web Based Social Forms, a class I took as part of my MSc Innovation Management & Technology Policy

Published in: Technology, Education

0 Comments
3 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
670
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
8
Comments
0
Likes
3
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. The Real Me: Problematic Concepts in Social Network Sites Web – based social forms Sofia Gkiousou – Dec 07
  • 2. The Expensive Question October 2007 Microsoft hands over $240 million to Facebook for a minority stake and the Exclusive Rights to sell advertising on a worldwide scale targetting Facebook’s 50 million members (and rising). Why? Targeted advertising utilising the online social network / social graph
  • 3. Social Networks Durkheim’s anomie Traditional relationships are dissolved – loss of social integration Granovetter’s ties Strong and weak ties Open and closed networks Traditional relationships and their boundaries might be further dissolving with the use of Social Network Sites (SNS)
  • 4. Social Network Sites
    • “ “ web-based services that allow individuals to
    • construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system,
    • (2) articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection, and
    • (3) view and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system.”
    • (boyd & Ellison, 2007).
    Are they really an extension of the social network?
  • 5. Questions
    • Research Problems
    • Short lived subject matter makes research difficult.
    • Too much enthusiasm (remember the dot com bubble?)
    • Profile Construction
    • Who are you in real life? (Goffman’s dramaturgy concept)
    • Who are you online? (breakdown of the concept of the self - Debord)
    • Recent research indicates that if you’re a ‘dog’ offline you’re a ‘dog’ online as well. (boyd. 2001)
  • 6. Questions The Greek Proverb “ Show me your friends and I'll tell you who you are”
    • My boss, my boyfriend and my ex
    • Would you ever choose to have these people in the same room in Real Life? (a breakdown of boundaries)
    • Privacy issues/ data protection
    • Are you my friend?
    • The socially awkward situation
    • of rejecting a connection request
    • of creating Top Friends
    • of judging people (or is it ‘just a bit of fun’?)
    The Terry Pratchett principle Once you get past the gate everyone assumes that your presence has been cleared by management.

×