Networked photography: Self-disclosure in Facebook photos
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CitationŞener, G., Özkoçak, Y. (Mart 2012). Networked photography: Self-disclosure in Facebook photos. PhotoMedia Conference, Helsinki, Finlandiya.
This study focuses on the role of photography in identity formation on social networkingwebsites. Online social networks users disclose their identity every day and attempt tocreate a good image of themselves; a process which photos play a crucial role in. Basedon a field research on Facebook, the world’s largest photo sharing website, our study aims to explore the tactics used by Facebook users to create idealised images of themselves through photos. Users often take pictures to be published on Facebook. They share them with a semi-public audience and these photos are extremely similar stressingsociability and physical attractiveness.