Social Networks Scopophilic dimension – social belonging through spectatorship

  title={Social Networks Scopophilic dimension – social belonging through spectatorship},
  author={Samuel Mateus},
  journal={Observatorio (OBS*)},
  • Samuel Mateus
  • Published 15 November 2012
  • Sociology
  • Observatorio (OBS*)
As images become more and more omnipresent our relation to them assumes new contours. Contemporary social networks place a singular emphasis in the optic apparatus challenging traditional networked media studies to take into account new objects and social processes. This paper aims to bring contributions from visual culture studies into the research about social networks audiences and the relations they establish with the medium and with its users. It will argue that scopophilia may be a dear… 

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