Tag Archives: self-presentation

Leaving New York for Miami

For this assignment, I decided to change the education information on my Facebook profile to make it seem like I would be transferring to University of Miami for the coming spring semester.  I only let my roommate and my mother know what was going on beforehand so it wouldn’t cause any issues going forward.  Because […]

A Tribute to Dad

In an article posted by New York Magazine titled The Microfame Game, Rex Sorgatz outlines 8 steps to becoming “micro-famous”: Self Publish Stylize Over share Respond Ally Diversify Create a controversy Persist We can think of Sorgatz’s micro-fame as a variation of what it means to be a “micro-celebrity”, which according to Alice Marwick and Danah Boyd is […]

Social Media Manners

Social Media Manners Mary M. Mitchell’s article “Friending the boss on Facebook: Fun of foolish?” discusses what we look like online, and how to give off a good impression.  First impressions are very important online and offline.  It is no longer enough to be a “people person” offline; we must be able to correspond well […]

“Please – It’s all about popular!”

In one of the most iconic songs from Wicked, “Popular,” Galinda the green witch insists on helping her friend Elphaba become popular. She sings: “Please – It’s all about popular! It’s not about aptitude, it’s the way you’re viewed, so it’s very shrewd to be very, very popular – like me!” This was the exact line […]

Anthony Weiner Couldn’t Get Away With It, Neither Can You!

Let’s face it – we all lie. Whether it is a little white lie, or a grand deception, we’re all guilty at some point or another. In the age of social media, where nothing is truly “private” anymore, lying is getting more and more difficult to get away with. Aisha Tyler even goes so far […]

Selfies in the Online and Offline Community

Mirror photos and arm length self-taken photos are our generation’s most common forms of self portraits, largely because technology and social media have become more accessible to the general population. We can create these “selfies” at almost any moment of the day through almost any devices—cellphone, laptop, tablets, etc. Furthermore, the technological affordances, which are […]

What Does Your Twitter Bio Say About You?

According to the New York Times article, Twitter Bios and What They Really Say, what a person writes in their Twitter bio actually say a lot about them.  Author Teddy Wayne says, “The Twitter bio is a postmodern art form, an opportunity in 160 characters or fewer to cleverly synopsize one’s professional and personal accomplishments, […]