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Oversharing: Presentations of Self in the Internet Age
     

Oversharing: Presentations of Self in the Internet Age

by Ben Agger
 

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People ‘overshare’ when they interact with others through the screens of computers and smartphones. Oversharing means to divulge more of their inner feelings, opinions and sexuality than they would in person, or even over the phone. Text messaging, Facebooking, tweeting, camming, blogging, online dating, and internet porn are vehicles of this

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People ‘overshare’ when they interact with others through the screens of computers and smartphones. Oversharing means to divulge more of their inner feelings, opinions and sexuality than they would in person, or even over the phone. Text messaging, Facebooking, tweeting, camming, blogging, online dating, and internet porn are vehicles of this oversharing, which blurs the boundary between public and private life. This book examines these ‘presentations of self’, acknowledging that we are now much more public about what used to be private. The book concludes with reflections on the impact of oversharing on identity, friendship, sexuality, family and democracy, and suggests steps people can take to re-establish the boundary between public and personal life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136448263
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/22/2012
Series:
Framing 21st Century Social Issues
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
74
Sales rank:
1,147,594
File size:
253 KB

Meet the Author

Ben Agger works in critical theory, cultural /media/Internet studies, and critical food and exercise studies at University of Texas-Arlington,where he also directs the Center for Theory. He edits Fast Capitalism,which can be found at www.fastcapitalism.com. Among his recent books are Texting toward Utopia and Body Problems, and he is working on Age of Opinion, a study of message boards, tweeting and cyberdemocracy.

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