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dc.contributor.authorRettberg, Jill Walkereng
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-12T13:02:38Z
dc.date.available2009-11-12T13:02:38Z
dc.date.issued2009-12eng
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal of Communication 24(4): 451-466en
dc.identifier.issn1460-3705eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/3594
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses the ways in which social media help us craft the narratives of our lives. Many discussions of social media look at self-presentation and the construction of identity on social network sites in particular and the Internet in general. This article switches the focus from the moment of self-construction and instead looks at ways in which social media represent our lives by filtering the data we feed into them through templates and by displaying simplified patterns, visualizations and narratives back to us. The article argues that social media help users to see themselves by taking their raw data and representing them in structured form, and gives examples of different ways in which this data is presented.en
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherSAGEeng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEuropean Journal of Communicationen
dc.subjectSocial mediaeng
dc.subjectSocial softwareeng
dc.subjectNarrativeseng
dc.subjectRepresentationeng
dc.subjectInterneteng
dc.title‘Freshly Generated for You, and Barack Obama’: How Social Media Represent Your Lifeeng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Humaniora: 000nob
bora.peerreviewedPeer reviewedeng
bibo.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0267323109345715eng
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0267323109345715


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