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Twitter: Magical Mirror of Social Reality

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dc.contributor.advisor Mantz, Jeffrey W. Mogaddedi, Salman
dc.creator Mogaddedi, Salman 2013-12-04 2014-03-15T15:48:14Z 2014-03-15T15:48:14Z 2014-03-15
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines how users perform on the social networking site known as Twitter. It surveys the works of Erving Goffman, Victor Turner and contemporary thinkers such as Sherry Turkle and Tom Boellstorff. The goal is to discover whether the theories of symbolic interactionism, dramaturgy, performance and virtual communities apply to current usage of Twitter. And whether Twitter as it is used by millions of people around the world provides any new insights for social theorists.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Erving Goffman en_US
dc.subject social media en_US
dc.subject Twitter en_US
dc.subject anthropology en_US
dc.subject performance en_US
dc.subject virtual community en_US
dc.title Twitter: Magical Mirror of Social Reality en_US
dc.type Thesis en Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology en_US Master's en Cultural Anthropology en George Mason University en

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