Covering your face on Facebook.Managing identity through untagging and deletion

Strano, Michele and Wattei, Jill (2010) Covering your face on Facebook.Managing identity through untagging and deletion. In: Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication 2010 Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication Vancouver, Canada, 15-18 June 2010. School of Information Technology Murdoch University, Murdoch, pp. 288-299.

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Abstract

This paper describes the ways in which Facebook users manage their online identities through untagging and deleting photos to make sure images are interpreted in a desirable way. Using data collected from an online survey and thirty in-depth interviews with American adult Facebook users, the authors argue that identity management can best be understood as the combination of constructive and destructive practices through which users control not only their self-presentation (projection), but also the statements others make about them (suppression).

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology, Proceedings > CATaC Conference 2010
Depositing User: Sissi Kemp
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2013 15:05
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2013 14:10
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/2292

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