These sex and age differences in profile content may be a consequence of the different motivations for using the service as well as disparities in self–disclosure norms.Contents Introduction Methodology Results Discussion and conclusion Introduction For many of the over a billion Internet users (Miniwatts Marketing Group, 2009), the Internet seems to serve an important social function, providing convenient and simple methods to establish or sustain connections with others.
One place where encounters with strangers are likely to take place more frequently however is the chat room (Nie and Erbring, 2002; Mileham, 2007).
Therefore, the chat room represents an online arena in which zero acquaintance interactions take place more frequently.
For example, pictures can be carefully selected and even edited.
We may also wish to promote certain desirable personality traits and omit those that are more unpleasant.
The Internet also presents opportunities for people to manage their online personas, for example with brief and informal written descriptions (Wallace, 1999).
A key feature of online impression management is increased control over self–presentation.
He has published 152 refereed journal articles, seven book chapters, and two books including Introduction to Webometrics, is an associate editor of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology and sits on eight other editorial boards.
With the increasing popularity of social networking sites, it has become relatively common for Internet users to develop an online presence via a personal profile page.
A strikingly marked and conspicuous bird of the cold, shrub-steppe environment of western North America, the Black-billed Magpie has attracted much attention and had a colorful association with early Americans.