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boyd, danah and Jeffrey Heer. "Profiles as Conversation: Networked Identity Performance on Friendster." In Proceedings of the Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-39), Persistent Conversation
 

Summary: boyd, danah and Jeffrey Heer. "Profiles as Conversation: Networked Identity Performance on Friendster." In
Proceedings of the Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-39), Persistent Conversation
Track. Kauai, HI: IEEE Computer Society. January 4 - 7, 2006.
Profiles as Conversation: Networked Identity Performance on Friendster
danah boyd, Jeffrey Heer
University of California, Berkeley
dmb@sims.berkeley.edu, jheer@cs.berkeley.edu
Abstract
Profiles have become a common mechanism for
presenting one's identity online. With the popularity
of online social networking services such as
Friendster.com, Profiles have been extended to
include explicitly social information such as
articulated "Friend" relationships and Testimonials.
With such Profiles, users do not just depict
themselves, but help shape the representation of
others on the system. In this paper, we will discuss
how the performance of social identity and
relationships shifted the Profile from being a static
representation of self to a communicative body in

  

Source: Agrawala, Maneesh - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences