Facebook

Threatens Self-Identity

Facebook

  • It was created for students to stay connected to friends in a safe environment
  • 2 years later, people worldwide were being connected through Facebook
  • As time went on, it went from adding friends you know to suggested friends you many know.
  • 2009: "Check in" feature
  • 2011: Timeline feature-narrates a story of your life

When expressing yourself, what is truly being expressed?

  • Big 5 traits: (openness, conscientiousness, agreeableness, extroversion, neuroticism)
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXATiPciG8o
  • Gwendolyn Seidman, an Albright professor conducted a study to test the big 5 factors to Facebook.
  • "Mediational analyses suggest that the opportunity to express these self-aspects motivates the greater use of Facebook as a tool for personal disclosure" (Seidman 406).
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