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Living in the Digital Age: Self-presentation, Networking, Playing, and Participating in Politics
Living in the Digital Age: Self-presentation, Networking, Playing, and Participating in Politics

Contributor(s): Pascaline Lorentz (Editor), David Šmahel (Editor), Monika Metykova (Editor), Michelle F. Wright (Editor)
Subject(s): Education, Media studies, Government/Political systems, Politics and communication, Behaviorism, Substance abuse and addiction, Sociology of Culture, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Digital age; Self-presentation; New Media usage; Pursuit of popularity; Online Communities; Online Betting; Online Games;
Summary/Abstract: Some of the most pertinent questions those of us living in developed countries encounter – both as individuals and as members of societies – have to do with how we live in the digital age. The range of scientific, economic, legal, and ethical discussions on the issue may, at times, feel overwhelming. Initial scholarly and policy claims about the revolutionary impact of the internet – on the ways in which we conduct our everyday lives, relate to one another, develop personality traits, and exercise our democratic rights – that surfaced in the early 1990s have gradually become more nuanced as more scientific evidence became available. This book Living in the Digital Age: Self-presentation, Networking, Playing, and Participating in Politics seeks to contribute to some of the most up-to-date, complex explorations of the topic.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-80-210-7811-6
  • Page Count: 222
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English
Section 1: Self-presentation and Impression Management in the Digital Age

Section 1: Self-presentation and Impression Management in the Digital Age
(Section 1: Self-presentation and Impression Management in the Digital Age)

“Fraped” Selves: Hacked, Tagged, and Shared Without Permission. The Challenges of Identity Development for Young People on Facebook

“Fraped” Selves: Hacked, Tagged, and Shared Without Permission. The Challenges of Identity Development for Young People on Facebook
(“Fraped” Selves: Hacked, Tagged, and Shared Without Permission. The Challenges of Identity Development for Young People on Facebook)

The Educational Dimension of Pornography: Adolescents’ Use of New Media for Sexual Purposes

The Educational Dimension of Pornography: Adolescents’ Use of New Media for Sexual Purposes
(The Educational Dimension of Pornography: Adolescents’ Use of New Media for Sexual Purposes)

The Role of the Media and Cyber Context in Adolescents’ Pursuit of Popularity

The Role of the Media and Cyber Context in Adolescents’ Pursuit of Popularity
(The Role of the Media and Cyber Context in Adolescents’ Pursuit of Popularity)

Section 2: Online Networking Among Youths

Section 2: Online Networking Among Youths
(Section 2: Online Networking Among Youths)

Online Communities and Early Adolescents

Online Communities and Early Adolescents
(Online Communities and Early Adolescents)

Stranger Is Not Always Danger: The Myth and Reality of Meetings with Online Strangers

Stranger Is Not Always Danger: The Myth and Reality of Meetings with Online Strangers
(Stranger Is Not Always Danger: The Myth and Reality of Meetings with Online Strangers)

Children’s Privacy Management on Social Network Sites

Children’s Privacy Management on Social Network Sites
(Children’s Privacy Management on Social Network Sites)

Section 3: Gaming and Playing Digitally

Section 3: Gaming and Playing Digitally
(Section 3: Gaming and Playing Digitally)

Live Online Betting: The Answer to Every Gambler’s Wish

Live Online Betting: The Answer to Every Gambler’s Wish
(Live Online Betting: The Answer to Every Gambler’s Wish)

The Risks of Online Gambling for Younger Males: Insights from Czech National Surveys

The Risks of Online Gambling for Younger Males: Insights from Czech National Surveys
(The Risks of Online Gambling for Younger Males: Insights from Czech National Surveys)

Playing Massively Multiplayer Online Games: A Dangerous Time-Consuming Leisure?

Playing Massively Multiplayer Online Games: A Dangerous Time-Consuming Leisure?
(Playing Massively Multiplayer Online Games: A Dangerous Time-Consuming Leisure?)

Section 4: Participating in Politics

Section 4: Participating in Politics
(Section 4: Participating in Politics)

Czech Politicians Go Online: Is this e-Democracy or Just a Campaign Move?

Czech Politicians Go Online: Is this e-Democracy or Just a Campaign Move?
(Czech Politicians Go Online: Is this e-Democracy or Just a Campaign Move?)

New Media, Old Inequalities: Technological Fixes, National Containers, and the Roma

New Media, Old Inequalities: Technological Fixes, National Containers, and the Roma
(New Media, Old Inequalities: Technological Fixes, National Containers, and the Roma)

Social Media and Diffused Participation

Social Media and Diffused Participation
(Social Media and Diffused Participation)

Contributors

Contributors
(Contributors)

Index

Index
(Index)