This study deals with the effects that the social media Facebook can have on its users, and in particular whether the self-representation on Facebook can be characterized as being authentic or not, as well as whether Facebook affects the users’ identities and self-perceptions. The study is based on theories from both Kenneth J. Gergen and Charles Taylor – theoreticians, who have very different perceptions of our contemporary time, as well as different focus points. The reason for using theories from theoreticians, who have opposing views is, that Charles Taylor can serve to problematize some of the points that Kenneth Gergen has. The study contains analyses of Facebook as a postmodern media, recognition on Facebook, the Timeline as a narrative, social saturation as well as authenticity on Facebook. The study also discusses, whether it is possible to uphold an authentic self on the media, how a modern or postmodern perspective can change ones view of the social media Facebook, as well as whether the Timeline can be used to gain recognition and whether it is possible that one can use Facebook to gain recognition, that may be hard to attain in every day society. In conclusion it can be thought to be difficult to uphold an authentic self on Facebook, and that it is viable to view Facebook as a postmodern media, even if one disagrees that society as a whole is postmodern, and that Facebook can be thought to affect users through social saturation.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||15 jan. 2013|