My Facebook profile: Copy, resemblance, or simulacrum?

Kreps, DGP ORCID: 2008, My Facebook profile: Copy, resemblance, or simulacrum? , in: 16th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), 9-11 June 2008, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.

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This paper offers a theoretical reading of the phenomenon and experience of the social networking site, Facebook, through an exploration of how loyally a Facebook profile can represent the essence of an individual, and whether such Platonic notions of essence and loyalty of copy are disturbed by the nature of a social networking site profile, in ways described by Deleuze’s notions of the reversal of Platonism. In bringing a post-structuralist critique to a hugely successful and popular information system, the paper attempts to open up the black box of the ‘user’ and explore how notions of the Self might be reflected through engagement with IS.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Subjects / Themes > B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Salford Business School Research Centre
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: Dr DGP Kreps
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2009 15:52
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 08:08

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