Author Grossman, Melissa
Title Impacts of social networking sites in real life: Is the profile a tool of the real life self?
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Descript 58 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 49-04, page: 2117
Adviser: Jenifer Kopfman
Thesis (M.A.)--College of Charleston, 2010
People actively engage in identity management every day to present the self that is most desirable to a particular audience. The Internet has created a unique environment of anonymity, which allows identity experimentation with multiple selves. Social networking sites provide a nonymous environment, which still maintains some aspects that encourage identity exploration, but with a level of accountability that is reflected in users' real lives. This study utilized an anonymous online survey, examining how social networking site users engage in audience management as a way of conducting personal online identity experiments and identity re-creation in real life as a direct result of feedback received online. Results show users actively engage in audience management through privacy settings and experience real life changes as a result of social networking site activities
School code: 1000
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 49-04
Subject Speech Communication
Mass Communications
Information Science
Alt Author College of Charleston. Communication