An 'open source' networked identity: On young people's construction and co-construction of identity on social network sites

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Abstrakt

This paper examines the concept of identity in relation to youth practices on social network sites (SNS). The paper illustrates how writing “I love you” or other emotional statements on each other’s profiles on SNS is not only a common way for Danish teenagers to communicate and practice friendship, but also an important part of their self-presentation online. It is discussed why these emotional statements are almost always publically available – or even strategically, intentionally placed on the young people's profiles. In relation to this, it is argued that young people – through their emotional communicative actions – are not only performing their own identity, but are becoming co-constructors of each other's identities, which the author characterizes as an 'open source' networked identity.
OriginalsprogDansk
TitelPaper presented at "Youth 2.0 : Connecting, Sharing and Empowering? Affordances, Uses and Risks of Social Media", Antwerp, Belgien.
Antal sider15
Publikationsdato2013
StatusUdgivet - 2013
BegivenhedYouth 2.0: Connecting, Sharing and Empowering? Affordances, Uses and Risks of Social Media - University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgien
Varighed: 20 mar. 201322 mar. 2013

Konference

KonferenceYouth 2.0: Connecting, Sharing and Empowering? Affordances, Uses and Risks of Social Media
LokationUniversity of Antwerp
LandBelgien
ByAntwerp
Periode20/03/201322/03/2013

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