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Always on

  1. 1. Always On Comments on online self-presentation
  2. 2. Away messages Away messages bank
  3. 3. IM vs Facebook Single slide, replaceable Film. Many slides forming a bigger picture
  4. 4. Google identity Facebook identityvs Real person Idealized version of a person Avatar
  5. 5. Impression management “Dear Fear-Of-What-Others-Think…”: An Open Letter To My Imaginary Audience (Don Miller, 2011) I‟m tired of over-thinking my status updates on Facebook, trying to sound more clever, funny, important. I‟m tired of wondering which picture to post online so that my in-danger-of-over- expanding gut doesn‟t hang out too much and cause others to think I‟m a normal late 30-something male, God forbid. Or that I vacation not in Hawaii or Paris or rural Vietnam, but in central Oregon, if I can afford to go on vacation at all.
  6. 6. Impression management
  7. 7. AUTObiography
  8. 8. Impression management. Professionally. revengeongoogle Online Reputation Management Services
  9. 9. Obsession with numbers "The way the world works, you are either cool and have 600 Facebook friends, or you are worthless and only have 40.” (Richard Lawson, 2009) • Not all “friends” are friends • Facebook does not increase the size of personal network
  10. 10. Six degrees of separation Connecting people. Or not? November 2011, Facebook“Anatomy of Facebook”
  11. 11. Obsession with numbers Digital art performance “Socialising with New Media Social Networks” Anthony J Askew, digital artist “I am concerned with the new breed of friendship that we might strive to maintain” “… the strange way in which buttons and numbers are replacing and substituting tangible relationships between people. “ Whilst there clearly are no rules in cyberspace, some people must find reason to make them.
  12. 12. Obsession with numbers Research by CJ Carpenter, 2011 Narcissism on Facebook: Self-promotional and anti-social behavior Facebook "offers a gateway for hundreds of shallow relationships and emotionally detached communication” People high on narcissism tag themselves frequently update profiles get upset with lack of comments get upset with negative comments consume much more attention than they provide happily accept invitations from strangers send friend requests to random strangers stage photos to get additional attention “People who have a heightened need to feel good about themselves will often turn to Facebook as a way to do so. Facebook gives those with narcissistic tendencies the opportunity to exploit the site to get the feedback they need and become the center of attention.”
  13. 13. QUESTION: avatars How critical are you to the impression made by others on your Facebook feed? Are you tricked by avatars? Do you care how close a digital image of your Facebook friends is to their real selves? If not, with whom do you think you interact? With a real person or their fake/staged identity?
  14. 14. QUESTION: friending What is your approach to Facebook friending? Do you accept random friend requests or send requests to random people? Why or why not?
  15. 15. QUESTION: privacy/surveillance Do you feel that you may be a Panopticon prisoner? What makes you choose this position? What makes you choose this position? What are the benefits for you?
  16. 16. REFERENCES • Askew, Anthony. “Socialising with New Media Social Networks on Vimeo.” Web. 30 May 2012. <>. • Backstrom, Lars. “Anatomy of Facebook.” Web. 30 May 2012. <>. • Carpenter, C.J. “Narcissism on Facebook: Self-Promotional and Anti-Social Behavior.” Personality and Individual Differences (2011) : n. pag. Print. • Chou, Hui-Tzu Grace, and Nicholas Edge. “„They Are Happier and Having Better Lives Than I Am‟: the Impact of Using Facebook on Perceptions of Others' Lives.” Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking 15.2 (2012) : 117–121. Web. • Garam, Jennifer. “Social Media Makes Me Feel Bad About Myself | Psychology Today.” Web. 30 May 2012. < me-feel-bad-about-myself>. • Hutson, Mathew. “Facebook Friends: Too Many, Too Few? | Psychology Today.” 31 May 2009. Web. 31 May 2012. < too-few>. • Ingram, Mathew. “Six Degrees: What Does It Mean to Be Facebook Friends?.” 22 Nov. 2011. Web. 30 May 2012. <>. • Lawson, Richard. “If You Have No Friends, Blame Your Parents.” Web. 31 May 2012. <>. • Marlow, Cameron. “Maintained Relationships on Facebook.” Web. 31 May 2012. <>. • Miller, Don. “Impression Management « the CHURCH of FACEBOOK.” Web. 30 May 2012. <>. • Pariser, E. The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding From You. Penguin Pr, 2011. Print. • “How to Fix and Repair Your Reputation on Google.” “How to Fix and Repair Your Reputation on Google.” Web. 30 May 2012. <>.