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  • 1. The Ambient Intimacy How Do We Tell Our Life Stories Together Apart? Michał Wanke
  • 2. Ambient Intimacy? Definition being able to keep in touch with people with a level of regularity and intimacy without time and space constraints without direct engagement in interaction Leisa Reichelt continual partial friendship - David Weinberger continuous partial attention- Linda Stone
  • 3. How does it work? Tools ambient intimacy tools: micro-blogs social networking sites media sharing sites scrobblers IM/statuses blogs mobile access
  • 4. The content „what are you doing?” - everyday life facts, places, comments, states of mind, feelings, significant others, important events regular instant continuous “what's happened in your life?” - major events
  • 5. Who is doing it? digital divide instrumental internet (Tufekci, 2008) performing tasks information seeking expressive internet self-expression creativity online/”real life” buddies from online communities to personal networks, “PC internet” – “keitai internet” (Tomita, 2005)
  • 6. What is going on? social phenomena: identity construction social (co)presence weak ties indirection (communication)
  • 7. Telling Identities reflexive identity / impression management generalized other, self-log control narrative identity – (everyday) life story daily updates biographical milestones self disclosure privacy concerns, audience management re-embodiment
  • 8. Social (Co)Presence telecocoon (Habuchi, 2005) - “zone of intimacy maintained not restricted by time and space” relations in public distributed presence (Turkle 1996) / hyper-connected (Wellman, 2001) “RL” in the virtual space photos biographic information off-line buddies location based media panopticon
  • 9. The Strength of The Weak Ties intimate stranger (Tomita, 2005) – high anonymity & intimacy media multiplexity (Haythornthwaite, 2005) together apart (Bauman)
  • 10. Indirect Communication orchestral communication self-broadcasting social performance phatic expressions
  • 11. Social Implicatinos shift from “online communities” to forms of sociability new type of social ties? research possibilities conversation analysis biographical method
  • 12. Thanks How Do We Tell Our Life Stories Together Apart? Michał Wanke