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Emotionality, identity and social presence in the use of Facebook profiles with age set examples

Emotionality, identity and social presence in the use of Facebook profiles with age set examples
Emotionality, identity and social presence in the use of Facebook profiles with age set examples
This paper (i) sets out a growing problem in digital sociology concerning the inability of current theoretical frameworks to enable us to decide about whether Web technologies create a context for radical social change; (ii) a corpus of the literature on Social Network Sites (SNSs) is critically reviewed with a view to evaluating the evidence that suggests links can be made between human emotionality and identity experience, key socio-demographic profiling and Facebook use; (iii) we examine two frameworks (Goffman’s impression management and Foucault’s self-surveillance) and apply them to the examination of data from two Facebook projects linking age sets to Facebook usage. The first project, based on an online survey (n=255) shows significant relationships between envy, age and aspects of Facebook use. The second project based on qualitative interview and Facebook user diaries of two generational age sets strongly indicates age differences in the meanings attached to Facebook profiles and usage.
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Debrecen University Press
Lynch, Amy
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Marcheselli, Franziska
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Vass, Jeff
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Horvath, G.
Lynch, Amy
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Marcheselli, Franziska
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Vass, Jeff
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Horvath, G.

Lynch, Amy, Marcheselli, Franziska and Vass, Jeff (2014) Emotionality, identity and social presence in the use of Facebook profiles with age set examples. In, Horvath, G. (ed.) 10 Years of Facebook. Debrecen, HU. Debrecen University Press, pp. 1-59.

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This paper (i) sets out a growing problem in digital sociology concerning the inability of current theoretical frameworks to enable us to decide about whether Web technologies create a context for radical social change; (ii) a corpus of the literature on Social Network Sites (SNSs) is critically reviewed with a view to evaluating the evidence that suggests links can be made between human emotionality and identity experience, key socio-demographic profiling and Facebook use; (iii) we examine two frameworks (Goffman’s impression management and Foucault’s self-surveillance) and apply them to the examination of data from two Facebook projects linking age sets to Facebook usage. The first project, based on an online survey (n=255) shows significant relationships between envy, age and aspects of Facebook use. The second project based on qualitative interview and Facebook user diaries of two generational age sets strongly indicates age differences in the meanings attached to Facebook profiles and usage.

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Published date: September 2014
Organisations: Social Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 372414
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/372414
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Date deposited: 03 Dec 2014 11:35
Last modified: 20 Nov 2021 19:14

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Author: Amy Lynch
Author: Franziska Marcheselli
Author: Jeff Vass
Editor: G. Horvath

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