P101
Shaping virtual lives: identities on the internet

Convenors:
Theo Meder (Meertens Institute)
Violetta Krawczyk-Wasilewska (University of Lodz)
Location:
Tower B, Piso 3, Room T13
Start time:
18 April, 2011 at 11:30
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

This panel will deal with the ways in which people present themselves on the world wide web, ranging from social networks and dating sites to online role-playing games such as Second Life and World of Warcraft.

Long abstract:

This panel will deal with the ways people present themselves on the world wide web, ranging from social networks and dating sites to online role-playing games such as Second Life and World of Warcraft. The central question is: what identities do people take on in order to shape their virtual lives? What ideals do people cherish? How do they present themselves and why?