Exam 3 review - I Side Theory A Social Identity Model of...

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I. Side Theory A. Social Identity Model of Deindividuation (SIDE) aka social B. Specifies social responsibility to lack of NVs. 1. Lack of NVs makes it harder to identify unique people & people often form groups/attract to in- groups C. Personal vs Social Identity 1. Social more prominent online 2. Personal ID- sometimes we like to think of ourselves as individuals 3. Each is important at different times D. minimal group phenomenon E. we think everyone is part of our in group 1. Don’t need to know much about other people to feel connected to them/perceive as belonging to same group II. Building Virtual Communities A. A name: sense of solidarity; distinguish between communities B. Civil Language 1. Have norms, ways of talking 2. People in virtual communities don’t like being studied C. Growth & continuity 1. Necessary for a community to exist D. Group history 1. Someone in group who knows how it came about E. Collaborative mass media systems 1. Audience is creator of content & receiver 2. Message Board III. Virtual Communities A. Social Groups B. Activity related groups 1. role- playing 2. Warcraft a. people log on to play game & interact C. Geographically related groups 1. Discuss different areas online D. Professional or work related groups 1. Societies of engineering groups 2. Doctors & Lawyers E. Informational Groups 1. Tech/ Software Support IV. Virtual Communities A. Sense of community that’s similar to FtF 1. Feelings of belonging/ connectedness exist, although harder to maintain groups B. Maintenance is harder than FtF 1. Not bound by physical closeness 2. FtF needs physical closeness 3. Must purposely go to website 4. Gives stability lacking in everyday lives C. Community & Info Age 1. Gesellschaft : people come together for economic/ political/ social commonalities a. interests bound people 2. Gemeinschaft : people become commitment a. your family 3. Shift from Gemeinschaft Gesellschaft
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V. Virtual Communities & Friendship A. Easy friends for 4 reasons 1. Reveal at will: is info something we want them to know? a. things like sex/ age aren’t readily available 2. Voluntary Connection a. go whenever we please b. go b/c we want to be there, not have to 3. Conceal certain traits a. Hide bad aspects 4. Hide defects a. Physical appearance b. disabilities don’t exist (act like it doesn’t exist) B. Different than discussion lists 1. Trust a. More in virtual communities 2. Perceive themselves to be part of community in virtual community 3. Develop socially acceptable rules
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