Reference. Section: Choose, Top of page, Reference <<. Madden, M, Zickuhr, K ( ) 65% of online adults use social networking sites. Available at. Zizi Papacharissi is an academic powerhouse. Whatever you've been doing for the last fifteen years, she probably makes you look lazy. A Networked Self examines self presentation and social connection in the digital age. This collection Zizi Papacharissi. Taylor & Francis, Jul.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Ch 3 was about whether or not online activity was addictive. Overall it was an interesting read.

All in all, the book concludes mostly either positive or neutral outcomes for social networking, e.

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Challenging reading for an undergraduate, yet I will assign several of the chapters to my “Living Life Online” class in the Spring. The breakdown into papachadissi groups white, hispanic, afro-american, asian american and native american though was not particularly relevant to me as a Canadian as we tend to focus more on economic strata than ethnic heritage as a diversity issue. Ch 9 has a similar example with targeted political campaigns.

To ask other readers questions about A Networked Selfplease sign up. Aalarcon rated it really liked it Jan 19, First chapter on network effects was extremely interesting, and the section on copyright and remixing was beautifully written and accessible, which makes it very useful to share with my students.


I also really hate the word affordances, but I guess it is probably the best one for the job.

LtFox rated it it was amazing Feb 12, 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 e A Networked Self examines self neetworked and social connection in the digital age. Zizi was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece, and graduated from Anatolia College in The volume is structured around the core themes of identity, community, and culture – the central themes of social network sites.

I benefit in the sense that writing a summary acts as a long term virtually portable memory aid and by putting it in the public sphere I’m forced to reflect on and integrate what I’ve learned.

Outline potential benefits and confirmed that a top down approach doesn’t work without explaining why. Most individuals surveyed used SNS media to find out more about their choices. I’m not an academic but I am interested in how Social Network Software environments are analogous yet different than previous forms of interpersonal communication, and the different roles they play in personal and professional life.

The quality of the contributions varies between pretty good and quite poor.

A Networked Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Network Sites

Her studies were fully funded by fellowships and scholarships from both the Onassis Foundation and the University of Texas of Austin, where she received her PhD in New Media Technologies and Political Communication. Lists with This Book. Sandeep Mertia rated it really liked it Apr 15, Grass roots approaches such as messaging groups on BlackBerry were considered to be effective.


Stef Paapacharissi rated it really liked it Apr 10, He put forth the view that corporations were exploiting the free labour of users to add commercial value to their site without payment, and that employers and others would soon pressure employees to share their personal social nets for capital gain, in effect a colonization of private space.

I’ve passed up commenting on some online articles precisely because of the requirement of linking my post to my Facebook identity which I reserve solely for papacgarissi friends and family.

A good example would be this review that Papacharkssi written. John rated netwrked liked it Jan 28, Books by Zizi Papacharissi. Makes me really want to learn network analysis. This was a very good collection of essays, and yes, research reports.

Kelsey rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Ch 1 was not as strong as the keynote. Math phobic readers might want to skim this chapters as well. I didn’t feel that there was anything revealing about regular usage.

Common categories were group vs. Umm, if not why would one choose to be reading this book? Ema Jones rated it really liked it Mar 31,

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