The website Facebook is the largest social network that has ever existed with more than a billion users. The purpose of the paper is to investigate the self-presentation of three different individuals on the social media website Facebook. Furthermore the paper will investigate how this presents the users and which reasons there are behind their way to interact seen through the theories of the paper. To answer these questions, the paper is based on observations and qualitative analysis of three different Facebook-users. The paper will discuss and compare the theorists in a scientific theoretical manner. The project will look into this aspect through the theories on human interaction, developed by the sociologist Erving Goffman and the psychologist Kenneth J. Gergen. The paper will mainly use “The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life” by Goffman and “The Saturated Self” by Gergen. This thesis concludes that Facebook is a tool that makes it easy to gain control, to edit and to maintain ones masks and personalities. Furthermore the interaction on Facebook is more similar to actual communication than first expected. Finally the project concludes that Gergen focuses on the discourses that exist in society, while Goffman simply notes that society exists.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||21 maj 2013|
|Vejledere||Lars Axel Pedersen|