Motives for Facebook use and expressing "true self" on the Internet

  title={Motives for Facebook use and expressing "true self" on the Internet},
  author={Leman Pinar Tosun},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
A survey on 143 university students was conducted to examine what motives young adults have for Facebook use, which of those motives were endorsed more than the others, and how those motives were related to the tendency of expressing one’s ‘‘true self’’ through Facebook use. According to the results, primary motive for Facebook use was to maintain long-distance relationships. This motive was followed by game-playing/entertainment, active forms of photo-related activities, organizing social… CONTINUE READING
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 10 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 10 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
39 Citations
19 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 39 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 19 references

What it means to be a (Facebook) friend: Navigating friendship on social network sites’

  • N. Pennington
  • In the annual meeting of the NCA 95th annual…
  • 2009
Highly Influential
8 Excerpts

Relationship between the level of intimacy and lurking in online social network services

  • Rau, P.L.-P, Q. Gao, Y. Ding
  • Computers in Human Behavior,
  • 2008

Student favorite: Facebook and motives for its use

  • P. Sheldon
  • Southwestern Journal of Mass Communication,
  • 2008
3 Excerpts

Uses and Gratifications of the World Wide Web: From coach

  • B K.
  • Facebook SIGCHI,
  • 2008

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…