Social Spaces on the Internet:  social ( signals + media )

Fall 2015

Public Displays and Performance
Assignment 3


1.  Erving Goffman. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. (Performances Chapter).  (Sent via email list)
2.  X. Zhao, N. Salehi, S. Naranjit, S. Alwaalan, S. Voida, D. Cosley. The Many Faces of Facebook: Experiencing Social Media as Performance, Exhibition, and Personal Archive. CHI 2013.
3.  Zeynep Tufekci. Grooming, Gossip, Facebook, and MySpace.  Information, Communication & Society, 11:4, 554-564. 2008.

Write up

1.  Find examples of social grooming in three different online communities. Briefly explain the community, explain the nature of the grooming and how its influenced by the design of the site.
2.  Find 3 examples of performance, 3 examples of exhibition, and 3 examples of personal archiving in at least 2 different online communities.
3.  From the interface design point of view, what elements/features/applications of social network sites encourage specific types of signals/actions (such as grooming, archiving, etc.)?  Is there a feature/app that you would like to include on a stie?  One that you would like to remove?

Responses should be submitted via compass in PDF form. 

Late responses will not be accepted.

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