Facebook and Presentation of Self

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Facebook and Presentation of Self
The concept of the self is one of the most contentious topics in sociology. Many researchers suggest that we construct our concept of self and use it to create group identities. For example,
Erving
Goffman
described the phenomena of presentation of self. Presentation of self is defined as, “a person’s efforts to create specific impressions in the minds of others” (
Macionis
and Gerber 134). The presentation of self can take many forms depending on the material and technological resources available to people.
Facebook
is an Internet based technology that has had some unique effects on the social landscape. Vander veer describes
Facebook
as a social networking site that combines the best of
blogs
, online...
The end:
.....you don’t get a complete picture.
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