Gender, Communication, and Self-Presentation in Teen Chatrooms Revisited: Have Patterns Changed?

  title={Gender, Communication, and Self-Presentation in Teen Chatrooms Revisited: Have Patterns Changed?},
  author={Sanja Kapidzic and Susan C. Herring},
  journal={J. Computer-Mediated Communication},
This study evaluates empirically the proposition implicit in much recent gender and CMC research that expressions of gender distinctness among teens in online environments are becoming less frequent and less traditional. Gender preferences were analyzed in linguistic features and communication styles in synchronous text messages, along with self-presentation in user profile pictures, drawing on data from popular English-language teen chat sites collected in 2010. Significant differences were… CONTINUE READING
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