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By Maria Leena Korpijaakko

This publication provides a fb research on contributors of the Cusp iteration, or these born sooner than the "great electronic divide" of 1995. This delineation allows a dialogue at the attainable socio-cultural implications of fb use for individuals of every age. contributors of the Cusp new release are in a special place as "part electronic natives" to simply collect and use new media applied sciences, whereas being extra severely conscious of the non-public, social, and cultural results that could come up from them because of having a few reminiscence of the pre-digital period. Drawing on id theories rooted in serious concept and cultural stories, the writer indicates that there are capability constrictions on people's organization of their fb use as a result of customer discourse, Facebook's hyperreal nature and constitution, mental predispositions, and the potential of avatar attachment. In elevating issues over the affects of technology-based conversation, this ebook explores how the medium of fb extends and exacerbates procedures of offline social copy and discusses how the confident social and political elements of fb should be better. The findings give a contribution to educational discussions within the fields of cultural reviews and schooling and will be utilized to the advance of severe media literacy for curriculum and pedagogy.

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Through their review of current literature they, too, conclude that “that a high level of extraversion, low self-esteem, high levels of neuroticism, narcissism, and low levels of self-esteem and self-worth are associated with high FB use” (p. 245). , 2014). Through the previously cited experiment on Facebook, it has been established that people are affected by the emotional postings of others, and these effects may last for several days. 30 Why People use Facebook Conclusion In this chapter, I discussed the functions of teen online identity presentation in general; related statistics on Facebook and its demographics; explored three studies that centred on young adults in university Facebook use; and discussed what is known about adult Facebook used.

1035). This literature review on teen online identity on SNSs in general and young adult, university students on Facebook specifically, points to areas for further research. All age groups are on SNSs and a lot has changed since these studies were conducted. According to Turkle (2011), the fastest growing demographic on Facebook is the adult aged 35 to 44, yet, not much research has been done on this group, giving validation for my study on the Cusp Generation. A Pew Internet study from September, 2013 (Brenner, 2013) reports the following statistics: 90% of 18 to 29 year olds, 78% of 30 to 49 year olds, 65% of 50 to 64 year olds, and 46% over 65 year-olds are on a SNS.

I then draw on avatar attachment theory (Croft, 2011; Delwiche, 2007; Gee 2003; Lahti, 2003) to consider the popularity of cyber identity performance on Facebook and how it might be a factor in its addiction for some people. In the final section, I turn to Baudrillard (1993, 1995, 1996) and Eco’s (1976, 1986) conceptualization of hyperreality to further develop the notion, introduced in Chapter 1, of cyber identity performance on Facebook as potentially resulting in a form of self-fetishization and overconsumption.

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