I tweet therefore I am : an interview study of identity development and portrayal of Twitter users utilizing the communication theory of identity Public Deposited

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  • The rise of social networking is more prevalent in today's society than ever before. Of the existing social networking platforms, Twitter is widely recognized as operating within the social networking elite. With this rise in social networking comes the challenge to develop new strategies of navigation when presenting one's identity online. Through the use of interview and observational data, this study utilizes Michael L. Hecht's Communication Theory of Identity (CTI) to explore how Twitter users develop and portray their online identity. Fifteen semi-structured interviews were conducted from individuals who had public Twitter accounts that they actively used. Through these interviews four themes were found to represent the strategies presented by participants when developing and portraying their online identity on Twitter. This data also demonstrated that all four frames of the location of identity (personal, enactment, relationship, and communal) were present in Twitter users descriptions of their experiences on Twitter.
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