A Networked Self
Identity, Community and Culture on Social Network SitesBook - 2011
Anbsp;Networked Selfnbsp;examines self presentation and social connection in the digital age. This collection brings together new work on online social networks by leading scholars from a variety of disciplines. The focus of the volume rests on the construction of the self, and what happens to self-identity when it is presented through networks of social connections in new media environments. The volume is structured around the core themes of identity, community, and culture - the central themes of social network sites. Contributors address theory, research, and practical implications of many aspects of online social networks including self-presentation, behavioral norms, patterns and routines, social impact, privacy, class/gender/race divides, taste cultures online, uses ofnbsp;social networking sitesnbsp;within organizations, activism, civic engagement andnbsp;political impact.