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Modeling Cultural Acquisition in Online Social Networks

Frederic Stutzman and Jacob Kramer-Duffield

ASIS&T 2008 Annual Meeting (AM08 2008)
Columbus, Ohio, October 24-29, 2008


This research proposes to study the relationship between audience, context and disclosure in online social network sites. Studying a population of college students, this survey will explore how social maturity, perceived friend network size, and long-term goals affect the identity presented in SNS. This project attempts to theorize a new process of identity formation in online social networks; in this model, individuals choose strategies of identity presentation based on notions of in-group awareness, future-selves and social leverage. This model will be tested with survey methods.

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