A Brief analysis of presentation of self in everyday life and second life

Mit, Nil
As a result of the rapid advancement of internet today, millions of people are spending a considerable amount of time in virtual environments created via computer technologies. This research has tried to explore, if any, the effects of spending time in virtual environments on the personal relations of the persons in real life. Interactions of the people in the virtual environment, which is Second Life, was studied based on Goffman's Presentation of Self Theory. Within the scope of this research, the author registered in secondlife.com and contacted people who spend considerable time in this medium and conducted personal interviews with the Second Life users in real life as well as in virtual life.


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N. Mit, “A Brief analysis of presentation of self in everyday life and second life,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.