In this article I have focused on the way through which identity is created or recreated in cyberspace through computer mediated communication by emphasizing on the importance of media and particularly the Internet in the process of socialization. I used Baudrillard’s conception of Hyperreality along with the division between the first and second media age and network integration to conclude that cyberspace produces new identities which are characterized as hyperreal, multiple, fluid, mediated, saturated, and global. Finally, I have claimed that the dominant means of communication determine the certain type of identity in each age and suggested the possible problems of transforming to the new era.
|Keywords:||Identity, Hyperreality, Cyberspace, The Internet|
Post-graduate Student, Department of Sociology, University of Birmingham
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