Constructing academic alter-egos: identity issues in a blog-based community

  title={Constructing academic alter-egos: identity issues in a blog-based community},
  author={Vanessa Paz Dennen},
  journal={Identity in the Information Society},
  • V. Dennen
  • Published 5 August 2009
  • Sociology
  • Identity in the Information Society
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