Visual Communication on the Hungarian Social Networking Site IWIW

Reconect Working Papers, Vol. 1, pp. 1-10, 2011

10 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2011 Last revised: 12 Jan 2012

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Imola Részeg

Sapientia-Hungarian University of Transylvania

Date Written: June 9, 2011

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyze the visual communication means of self presentation on the Hungarian social networking site IWIW. On the one hand, it aims at mapping young IWIW users’ habits of a small town from Romania, Miercurea Ciuc; on the other hand it examines to what extent the visual self presentation of young people is marked by self-idealization practices and by the tendency of revealing one’s privacy, as described by social networking literature. Our hypothesis is that young people under study have a considerable tendency to self-idealisation and exhibitionism.

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Keywords: visual communication, social networking site, content analysis, self-idealization, Reconect Working Papers

Suggested Citation

Részeg, Imola, Visual Communication on the Hungarian Social Networking Site IWIW (June 9, 2011). Reconect Working Papers, Vol. 1, pp. 1-10, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1864074 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1864074

Imola Részeg (Contact Author)

Sapientia-Hungarian University of Transylvania ( email )

Piata Libertatii 1
Miercurea Ciuc, Harghita 530221
Romania

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