Eva Illouz, Facebook and the Crisis of the Multiple Self

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The massive uptake of social networking sites such as Facebook has spurred an identity crisis of as-yet unknown proportions social networking and identity management culture of pseudonimity Does data protection apply in the public sphere?

Can one shape policy while remaining anonymous?

anonymous commenting

What would become of the democratised self if the default was to make public who we voted for? Wouldn't that be the moment when the Self split to create a double? In a system that aims to prevent the outbreak of nonconformism, open personalities and fluid identities will only beget problems with the law. Most users are not comfortable with parallel existences anyway

Life in Screen. Turkle techno-libertarian utopia, Internet's first inhabitants, hyper-individualistic; Internet as a tool for personal freedom, web2.0 economy

The multiple Self is not seen as an act of liberation but is simply played out as a technological given .the Self is seen as a fundamental lie Left without a core, the personality is doomed to remain inside a neverending play

pathological commitment to the Real Self,competing hegemonic lifestyle that feeds off pop culture

9/11 attacks. The War on Terror aborted the desires for a 'second self' as it gave rise to an industry of global surveillance and control. Web 2.0 responded tactically to this assault on freedom with coherent, unique identities, in sync with the data owned by police, security and financial institutions

Cheap, centralised cloud computing,’the stuff you care about all in one place.’ still strongholds that cultivate anonymity,expressions of 'pseudonimity'

Chat Roulette 'state of the self' with less and less room to manoeuvre

parallel identities cannot be taken into other contexts.

Eva Illouz, the modern self is enmeshed in institutions and is incapable of valorizing itself , capitalism has become an ’emotional culture‘. narrative of recognition. harder to distinguish between our professional and private self. We should not blame technology for the loss of private life. The pornofication of culture and the political-economic push for increased transparency of private life have been on the rise for decades, and the Internet has only institutionalized these trends.’ There is little freedom anymore when it comes to presenting yourself online,a limited range of private and professional data .The self as a creative andknowledgeable agent is trapped for the simple reason that there is no one, true self that we just have to unveil We act as if we are playing ourselves. This is not an act of 'self-mastery' but rather a technical translation of data to drown out the everyday .. Luckily, we all know there is no true self. Social networking is not about affirming something as truth but making truth through endless clicking.