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What Would Goffman Say – Smartphones Edition

November 8, 2010 by and tagged , , , ,

[Disclaimer: I am an Android owner but I also have an iPad, wifi only.]

You are what smartphone you own. It is yet another status signal that creates identification (in-group processes) and categorization (out-group definition). The fierce attacks in comment sections of technology websites attest to the strength of such identifications and categorizations. Smartphones have very quickly become part of the arsenal of presentation of self.

Posted in Dramaturgy, Identity, Microsociology, Social Interaction, Technology | 1 Comment »



One Response to “What Would Goffman Say – Smartphones Edition”

  1.   dmayeda Says:

    You are not a real man! (i.e., you are not how the typical blackberry user sees himself) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oQ4hjQ_9Bc

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