Tensions of identity in a networked era: Young people’s perspectives on the risks and rewards of online self-expression

  title={Tensions of identity in a networked era: Young people’s perspectives on the risks and rewards of online self-expression},
  author={Katie Davis},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={634 - 651}
  • K. Davis
  • Published 1 June 2012
  • Psychology
  • New Media & Society
This article explores how young people – for whom issues of identity are particularly salient – conceive of the new opportunities for self-expression provided by digital media technologies. In-depth interviews were conducted with 24 ‘digital youth,’ ages 15–25, who were highly engaged in at least one form of digital media activity at the time of their interview. Participants were presented with a hypothetical scenario designed to probe their conceptions of identity, both online and offline. The… 

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