Constructing and enforcing "authentic" identity online: Facebook, real names, and non-normative identities

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Haimson, Oliver L.; Hoffmann, Anna Lauren;
  • Publisher: University of Illinois at Chicago University Library
  • Journal: First Monday (issn: 1396-0466)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5210/fm.v21i6.6791

Despite the participatory and democratic promises of Web 2.0, many marginalized individuals with fluid or non-normative identities continue to struggle to represent themselves online. Facebook users, in particular, are told to use “authentic identities,” an idea reinfor... View more
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