4-27-12: There’s You…and Then There’s You on Facebook
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Timeline will be “the story of your life” and that it will let you “express who you really are.”
There’s always been a distance between who we really are and how we present ourselves to others. What does it mean that we’re now doing it so meticulously online? Our monthly social media analysts Nathan Jurgenson and P.J. Rey are here to tell us. Nathan and P.J. are Ph.D. candidates in sociology at the University of Maryland, and they blog at Cyborgology.
Web extra: P.J. and Nathan point out that the sheer amount of data we post on Facebook can be more concealing than revealing–“Nobody,” Nathan says, “wants to see your status update from 2007″: