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Useless Labor and Production of the Self < PopMatters
This whole set-up, in turn, fuels the view that narcissism and hipsterism are increasing society-wide, since self-production in the mode of marketing copy (developing the personal brand) is more and more what people do, if not for a living, then simply to appear, to be socially relevant.
self-presentation  production  self  online  culture  technology  capitalism  consumerism  consumption  labor  society 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Kieran Healy’s Weblog – Actually, having one Identity for yourself is a Breaching Experiment
"“Identity” is a slippery word, and there are ways to read Zuckerberg that makes what he’s saying trivially true. But those would be perverse ways, I think. I could go on at length about that, but I won’t. I’m also (luckily for you) fighting off the urge to write a few thousand words on the sociology of privacy. Instead, I just want to add two things. First, an idea from sociology. Having a single identity on display to everyone seems less like the definition of integrity and more like the procedure for a nasty breaching experiment of the sort that undergrads sometimes propose, and that as a responsible professor you talk them out of, on the grounds that they will get beaten up at some point during their fieldwork...

Second, an idea from psychology. Having an identity and having a secret are in fact quite closely related, and not just for superheroes. "
privacy  identity  facebook  self-concept  self-presentation  self  psychology  sociology 
december 2010 by tsuomela
The (Skilled) Presentation of Self in Everyday Life « Easily Distracted
In general, this is why setting out to teach self-presentation is a tricky business. For one, it’s genuinely difficult to assess or grade self-presentation or speaking in a way where feedback works to help a student improve. The major pedagogy you need is more akin to the pedagogy employed in performance or studio art, where the professor needs to react in the moment, and where some of the feedback needs to be as public and shared as the speaking itself might be. That can get very sticky or emotionally fraught for many students. If you’re in a performance class, you expect that kind of judgment. If you’re in a small discussion class focused on an academic subject, you might not be so willing to go through that gauntlet.
self-presentation  education  pedagogy  teaching  college  skills 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Mind - When All You Have Left Is Your Pride - NYTimes.com
Psychologists study pride and the difference between faking it and not.
psychology  pride  self-improvement  self-presentation  self 
april 2009 by tsuomela
What to do when old photos of you appear on Facebook. - By Brian Braiker - Slate Magazine
What she ended up concluding is probably the best—and hardest—lesson Facebook has to offer. Once you start reconnecting with people from your distant past, even if fleetingly online, your life goes from feeling like a patchwork of acquaintances and experiences to something more fluid and cohesive. This can be humbling. Or, as Caroline said when I whined to her about posting that photo: "You can never be too cool for your past."
facebook  behavior  norms  self-presentation  portrait 
march 2009 by tsuomela
On Facebook Self-Portraits | varnelis.net
The Facebook self-portrait is a product of network culture that reveals how we construct our identities today. It satisfies the version of Andy Warhol's rule as modified by Momus: "In the future, everyone will be famous to fifteen people," except that it's not the future anymore (in fairness the article is 15 years old) and it's not 15 but rather 150 or 300 people, a typical number in a circle of friends on a social network site.
facebook  self-definition  self-presentation  privacy  culture 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Mathemagenic » Weblog as a backstage: performance is counterproductive
Weblogs are easily viewed as a space for identity management (re:Goffman) where blogging is a frontstage performance set to impress the audience in a particular way. I feel that blogging is rather a backstage, where you can be yourself, even if it’s in public. L
weblog-research  weblog-about  psychology  identity  presentation  people-goffman  self-presentation 
december 2008 by tsuomela
apophenia: musing about online social norms
Yet, in mediated environments, impression management is stilted. There's no implicit feedback and explicit feedback is minimal at best ("nice picture" isn't really informative). The immediate social consequences are also not there because there's no way o
online  sociology  behavior  norms  ethics  self-presentation 
december 2007 by tsuomela

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