Social Networks on the web

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Spring Training School
Open Scholarly Communities on the Web: Theory and Practice
Pisa (Italy), 22-26 March 2010

Andrea Salvini - Università di Pisa
24.03.2010

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Social Networks on the web

  1. 1. Social Networks on the web Andrea Salvini - Università di Pisa 24.03.2010 Spring Training School Open Scholarly Communities on the Web: Theory and Practice Pisa (Italy), 22-26 March 2010 mercoledì 24 marzo 2010
  2. 2. Index Interplay between social changes and the internet (Barry Wellman) Identity construction on online social networks (Erving Goffman and symbolic interactionism) mercoledì 24 marzo 2010
  3. 3. mercoledì 24 marzo 2010
  4. 4. The advent of Internet From groupware to social networks Social networks similarities inline and offline The community question from door to door to person to person interaction pervasivity of internet mercoledì 24 marzo 2010
  5. 5. Debate and contraddictions Manichean Unidimensional Parochial Presentist Utopian and dystopians mercoledì 24 marzo 2010
  6. 6. Internet and (in) social life Routinization network effect usability of technology instrumental vs expressive functions mercoledì 24 marzo 2010
  7. 7. Towards networked individualism network-centric everyday life Effect on social cohesion Less dense but increasing social linkages social exclusion citizenship mercoledì 24 marzo 2010
  8. 8. Identity in online communities The quest for identity Identity as performance Audience segregation mercoledì 24 marzo 2010
  9. 9. Symbolic interactionism It’s a matter of interaction, interpretation and meanings Audience as social context Community: sharing experiences and information pseudo-communities and virtual vs real spaces mercoledì 24 marzo 2010
  10. 10. Continuity between online and off-line selves Real vs virtual? under what circumstances something feels real for those involved in interactions mercoledì 24 marzo 2010
  11. 11. References Laura Robinson, The Cyberself: the self-ing project goes online, symbolic interaction in the digital age, in “New Media and Society”, 9 (1), 2007 Shanyang Zhao, The Digital Self: Through the Looking Glass of Telecopresent Others, in “Symbolic Interaction”, 28(3), 2005 Barry Wellman: http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman/ publications/index.html (you can freely choose and download) mercoledì 24 marzo 2010

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