Welcome to Facebook: Changing The Boundaries of Identity, Community And Disclosure
This paper examines the online social networks, and the negative implications that have surfaced as a result of misunderstanding the purpose of the website. Using the concepts of identity, community, and disclosure, three real-life Facebook situations are described, discussed, and analyzed. The film, The Net is incorporated as a foundational template in discussing the similarities and warnings about the potential risks of online social networks. In addition, this paper examines how Facebook is redefining the areas of communication, identity and community.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:facebook social networks virtual communities internet community online
Date of Publication:01/01/2008