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Self-Representation Online Sources

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Here are some resources for looking at representation online. My thanks to the members of the AoIR (Association of Internet Researchers) Listserv for submitting these sources.

(roughly in APA - posted as submitted with some modification)

Last updated: 8/23/2010 @ 7:46 pm PST

This page was created by accident when a colleague designing a new course asked if I knew any good references about self-representation online. "Not my area, but I'll ask on the AoIR Listserv." I was quickly overwhelmed with helpful suggestions. So many I created this page with almost 50 sources and growing! Ya gotta love ICTs!

danah boyd at Microsoft Research has two huge bibliographies on Social Networking sites and Twitter.


General Sources

The Mediatized Stories project on self-representations in digital storytelling online, as well as in small scale digital stories offline www.intermedia.uio.no/mediatized/.

The international part of the project is now concluded and we have a long list of publications www.intermedia.uio.no/mediatized/publications.

At our department we run a master's course on self-representations in digital storytelling:  www.uio.no/studier/emner/hf/imk/MEVIT4130/

Special Issue on Representation: New Media & Society 10(3) from 2008.

*Available in pdf from: benlight.org (where it says pdf after).

Reference List


Bailenson, J. N., Yee, N., Blascovich, J., Beall, A. C., Lundblad, N., & Jin, M. (In Press). The Use of Immersive Virtual Reality in the Learning Sciences: Digital Transformations of Teachers, Students, and Scocial Context. Journal of the Learning Sciences.


Bailenson, J. N., Yee, N., Merget, D., & Schroeder, R. (2006). The Effect of Behavioral Realism and Form Realism of Real-Time Avatar Faces on Verbal Disclosure, Nonverbal Disclosure, Emotion Recognition, and Copresence in Dyadic Interaction. Presence: Teleoperators & Virtual Environments, 15(4), 359-372.


Dumitrica, D. and Gaden, G. (2010). Knee-high boots and six-pack abs: Autoethnographic reflections on gender and technology in second life. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 1 (3). http://journals.tdl.org/jvwr/article/view/323


Ellison, N., Heino, R., & Gibbs, J. (2006). Managing impressions online: Self-presentation processes in the online dating environment. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 11(2), article 2. http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol11/issue2/ellison.html


* Fletcher, G. and Light, B. (2007) Going offline: An exploratory cultural artifact analysis of an internet dating site’s development trajectories. International Journal of Information Management, 27(6), 422-431.


Fragoso, S. & Rosario, N. M. (2008) Just like me only better. In: Fay Sudweeks, Herbert Hrachovec, Charles Ess. (Org.). Cultural Attitudes Towards Technology and Communications. Vol 4 Murdoch - Australia: School of Information Technology - Murdoch University, p. 314-327.


Gibbs, J. L., Ellison, N. B., & Heino, R. D. (2006). Self-presentation in online personals: The role of anticipated future interaction, self-disclosure, and perceived success in Internet dating. Communication Research, 33(2), 152-177.


Grafton, K. (2009). Situating the public social actions of blog posts. Genres in the Internet: Issues in the Theory of Genre. J. Giltrow and D. Stein (Eds). Benjamins. pp. 85-111.

Grafton, K., and Maurer, M.(2007)."Engaging with and arranging for publics in blog genres." Linguistics and the Human Sciences 3.1  47-66.

Hancock, J. T., & Dunham, P. J. (2001). Impression formation in computer-mediated communication revisited: An analysis of the breadth and intensity of impressions. Communication Research, 28(3), 325.

Jordan, J. W. (2005). A virtual death and a real dilemma: Identity, trust, and community in cyberspace." Southern Communication Journal 70.(3): 200-18.

Kalyanaraman, S., & Sundar, S. S. (2008). Impression formation effects in online mediated communication. In E. A. Konjin, S. Utz, M. Tanis, & S. B. Barnes (Eds.), Mediated interpersonal communication. New York, NY: Routledge.

Karlsson, L. (2007). Desperately seeking sameness: The processes and pleasures of identification in women's diary blog reading." Feminist Media Studies 7(2): 137-53.


Leaning, M. (2002) 'The Person We Meet Online'   Convergence, 8(1): 18-27


* Light, B. (2007) Introducing masculinity studies to information systems research: The case of gaydar, European Journal of Information Systems, 16(5), 658-665.


* Light, B. Fletcher, G. and Adam, A. (2008) Gay men, gaydar and the commodification of difference. Information Technology and People, 21(3), 300-314.

Lunby, K. (2008). Digital storytelling, mediatized stories. Self-representations in new media. Peter Lang: New York.

Maurer, E. "'Working Consensus' and the Rhetorical Situation: The Homeless Blog's Negotiation of Generic Evolution and Innovation."  Genres in the Internet. Eds. Janet Giltrow and Dieter Stein. Benjamins, 2009.

McKenna, K. Y. A., Green, A. S., & Gleason, M. E. (2002). Relationship formation on the Internet: What's the big attraction? Journal of Social Issues, Consequences of the Internet for self and society: Is social life being transformed?, 58(1), 9-31.

McNeill, L. (2003). Teaching an old genre new tricks: The diary on the Internet." Biography 26(1) 24-47.

Miller, C., and Shepherd, D. (2004). Blogging as social action: A genre analysis of the weblog in E. Laura J Gurak, et al.(eds) Into the Blogosphere: Rhetoric, Community, and Culture of Weblogs.

O'Sullivan, P. B. (2000). What you don't know won't hurt me: Impression management functions of communication channels in relationships. Human Communication Research, 26, 403-441.


Peaslee, R.M. (2009). Monologue, dialogue, polylogue: Online comments, focus group language, and the problem of identity-free communication. Journal of New Media and Culture 6(1).

Rak, J. (2005). The digital queer: Weblogs and Internet identity." Biography 28(1).166-82.


Rettberg, J. W. (2009) "Freshly generated for you, and Barack Obama": How social media represent your life. European Journal of Communication 24(4) pp 451-466, http://ejc.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/24/4/451
(Preprint freely available http://docs.google.com/View?id=ajksbhk6r276_129ftjdg5f6)


Rettie, R. (2009). SMS: Exploiting the interactional characteristics of near-synchrony. Information, Communication & Society, 12, 1131-1148. doi:10.1080/13691180902786943

Schoneboom, A. (2007). Diary of a working boy: Creative resistance among anonymous workbloggers." Ethnography 8(4) 403-23.


Sheeks, M. S., & Birchmeier, Z. P. (2007). Shyness, sociability, and the use of computer-mediated communication in relationship development. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 10(1), 64-70.


Sisler, V. (2008). Digital Arabs: Representation in video games. European Journal of Cultural Studies. 11(2), 203-220. ISSN: 1367-5494. http://www.digitalislam.eu/article.do?articleId=1704


Stanyer, J. (2008). Elected representatives, online self-presentation and the personal vote: Party, personality and webstyles in the US and UK. Communication & Society, 11(3). 414-432.


Sveningsson Elm, M. (2006). Young men's gender- and identity work in a Swedish Web community. In M. Consalvo & C. Haythornthwaite (Eds.), AoIR Internet Annual Volume 4 (pp. 77-90). New York: Peter Lang.

Sveningsson E. M. (2007). Doing and undoing gender in a Swedish Internet community. In M. Sveningsson Elm & J. Sundén (Eds.), Cyberfeminism in Northern lights. Gender and digital media in a Nordic context (pp. 104-129). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Sveningsson E., M. (2007). Taking the girls' room online: Similarities and differences between traditional girls room and computer-mediated ones. Paper presented at the INTER: A European Cultural Studies Conference in Sweden, ACSIS. from http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/025/061/index.html

Sveningsson E., M. (2009). "Teenagers get undressed on the Internet" Young people's exposure of bodies in a Swedish Internet community. Nordicom Review(2).

Sveningsson E., M. (2009). Exploring and negotiating femininity: Young women's production of style in a Swedish internet community. YOUNG, 17(3).

Toma, C. L., & Hancock, J. T. (2010). Looks and lies: The role of physical attractiveness in online dating self-presentation and deception. Communication Research, 37, 335-351.

Walker, J.(2005). "Mirrors and shadows: The digital aestheticisation of oneself". In the proceedings of Digital Arts and Culture 184-190. https://bora.uib.no/handle/1956/1136

Walther, J. B. (1996). Computer-mediated communication: Impersonal, interpersonal, and hyperpersonal interaction. Communication Research, 23, 3-43.

Walther, J. B. (2007). Selective self-presentation in computer-mediated communication: Hyperpersonal dimensions of technology, language, and cognition. Computers in Human Behavior, 23, 2538-2557. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2006.05.002

Walther, J. B., & Parks, M. R. (2002). Cues filtered out, cues filtered in: Computer-mediated communication and relationships. In M. L. Knapp & J. A. Daly (Eds.), Handbook of interpersonal communication (3rd ed., pp. 529-563). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.


Yee,N., & Bailenson, J. (2007). The Proteus Effect: The Effect of Transformed Self-Representation on Behavior. Human Communication Research, 33(3), 271-290.


Yee, N., Bailenson, J. N., Urbanek, M., Chang, F., & Merget, D. (2007). The Unbearable Likeness of Being Digital: The Persistence of Nonverbal Social Norms in Online Virtual Environments. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 10(1), 115-121.










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