YouTube and You: Experiences of Self-awareness in the Context Collapse of the Recording Webcam

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dc.contributor.author Wesch, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-07T18:25:53Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-07T18:25:53Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10-07T18:25:53Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/6302
dc.description.abstract New media not only introduce new ways for us to express ourselves, but also new forms of self-awareness—new ways to reflect on who we are and how we relate to others. This article analyzes the experiences of self-awareness generated by creating, viewing, and responding to deeply personal, unaddressed vlogs on YouTube. Using a symbolic interactionist framework, it is argued that the globally connected, recording webcam linking privatized spaces creates a context for sharing profound moments of self-refl ection and for creating connections that are experienced as profoundly deep yet remain ephemeral and loose. en_US
dc.subject YouTube en
dc.subject New media en
dc.subject Goffman en
dc.subject Self-awareness en
dc.subject Webcam en
dc.subject Online video en
dc.subject Self en
dc.subject Anthropology en
dc.subject Ethnography en
dc.title YouTube and You: Experiences of Self-awareness in the Context Collapse of the Recording Webcam en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US
dc.date.published 2009 en_US
dc.citation.epage 34 en_US
dc.citation.issue 2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Explorations in Media Ecology en_US
dc.citation.spage 19 en_US
dc.citation.volume 8 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mwesch en_US

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