19 SES 09 A, Young People, Digital Identities and Online Places
Currently, we are tracking a series of phenomena associated with the emergence of social networks and the development of intelligent mobile devices by the development of the society of information, one of whose effects may be the change in the mutual relations among human beings and Technology (Malone & Bernstein, 2015), in other words, the way people experience the mediating experience through hyperconnectivity (Jenkins, Ito & Boyd, 2015).
First, we can speak about a change in the patterns of reading and writing, with individuals immersed in processes of multi-literacy and connected television (Scolari, 2016). Second, the great amount of available data implies dominating new competencies in the management and evaluation of information (Pentland, 2014). Third, there is evidence of the generation of social links and communities-in-network that lay the foundations for the development of a collective intelligence and an increasing society (Reig, 2012). To share information and online content is a way of building digital identities and reputation mechanisms that trigger emotional, social and / or professional recognition (Davis, 2014; Manago, 2015).
In this sense, one of the issues that has an increasing presence in scientific research is the construction of identity in the network society by analysing the possibilities of projecting our own image with The digital technologies (Wängqvist & Frisén, 2016).
The complex relationships between the private and the public through virtual social network, permanent and ubiquitous connection would lead to the creation of what we call enhanced privacy (Reig, 2012). This concept points out to opportunities for emotional growth, social recognition, informal learning, cultural creation, personal expression and affective development (Hu, Zhao & Huang, 2015; Michikyan, Dennis & Subrahmanyam, 2015; Connell, Lauricella & Wartella, 2015).
In the field of relations between young people, internet and political, social media become a real catalyst in order to mobilize young people to participation and civic-political creation in less conventional areas such as collective action, production and management Common resources, ways of exercising non-delegated participation, etc. (Iwilade, 2013; DatAnalysis15M, 2013, IGOPnet Team, 2014).
The main objective is to conduct a biographical-narrative inquiry with universitaries young people about how the construction of reality and the conformation of identity have been informed and mediated by processes linked to the media, digital technologies and social networks.
The topics through which we will examine the identity construction of young people in the hyperconnected society are:
- Socio-cognitivetransformation in the informational ecosystem with the development of multi-literacy processes and participation in connected screens, as well as the emergence of skills and competences through and with digital media.
- Configuration of an augmented society through, the generation of social links and networked communities, the media interactions and the uses and appropriation of digital technologies.
- Construction of identity in the network society, valuing the role of media experience in issues such as transparency and openness, tolerance and diversity, self-image, hypervisibility or cultural creation.
- Complex public-private relationships in our digital privacy and self-management, examining the possibilities and limitations offered by cyberspace and digital culture on issues such as emotional growth, social recognition and personal expression.
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