Networks, Regions, and AudiencesIn ’The Presentation of the Self in Everyday Life’ Erving Goffman puts forward a dramatistic theory of public space, defined interactionally in relation to specific groups and social activities, and redefines from this standpoint such concepts as personal identity and roles, teamwork and cooperation, or the relation between roles and regions of interactional space. This paper further develops Goffman’s interactional analysis and extends it to the virtual space of the Internet and to the presentation of social identities in blogs and online social networking sites, concentrating on the implications for the concepts of regions, interactional participants, and audiences.
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Keywords: Erving Goffman, Self, Computer-mediated communication, Social networks, Blogs, Internet, Symbolic interaction, Teams, Teamwork, Roles, Self, Internet identites