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Mediated Communication Theory 192:354 Class 9 October 7, 2010
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Optional Presentation Title Unit Name Online Dating – continue… Self-presentation and misrepresentation in online dating sites Self-presentation The ways in which a person may engage in strategic activities to convey an impression to others in which it is in his or her interests to convey. Information you want to convey but in a calculated way to make an impression on someone in a positive way. Including intentional and unintentional communication use Usually we want to maximize our positive characteristics and to minimize our undesired characteristics Self-presentation in online dating sites Contains a tension between authenticity and impression management between presenting a true (actual) self and an ideal self The online environment allows individuals to better control their self presentation and potentially, to engage in misrepresentation However, users tend to find a balance between the two dimensions in their online self presentations
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