• Sociology
  • Published 2012

Facebook: The Highest Level of the Quest for Recognition

@inproceedings{Borel2012FacebookTH,
  title={Facebook: The Highest Level of the Quest for Recognition},
  author={Simon Borel},
  year={2012}
}
How has Facebook become, in less than ten years, the most popular virtual social network in the world? This article discusses the causes of this success, the motivations of its users as well as some of the dangers linked to this phenomenon from the perspective of recognition. Facebook indeed appears to be the ideal support for the democratization of recognition and visibility. On Facebook, everyone desires to be recognized as a unique and authentic individual, and everyone aspires to acquire… CONTINUE READING