The cyberself: the self-ing project goes online, symbolic interaction in the digital age

  title={The cyberself: the self-ing project goes online, symbolic interaction in the digital age},
  author={Laura Robinson},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={110 - 93}
  • Laura Robinson
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • New Media & Society
Juxtaposing symbolic interactionist and postmodern interpretations of cyberself-ing, I bring data to bear on the tensions between these two theoretical stances. I argue that postmodernist accounts are no longer tenable; such studies were based on multi-user domains (MUDs), but generalized to cyberspace. I examine the evolving internet population, which has reached a critical mass of the American population, to demonstrate that MUD users no longer constitute the majority of users. After… Expand
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