Honors Theses

Date of Award

2012

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Department

English

First Advisor

Ivo Kamps

Relational Format

Dissertation/Thesis

Abstract

An adaptation of William Shakespeare's play of the same name, Love's Labour's Lost 2.0 utilizes the social network website Facebook as its stage so as to explore the unique problems and opportunities that social media affords identity creation. Through this lens, I find that identity creation in this digital world is discursively composed, much like identity in the analog world, and serves to shunt dissent or action that may threaten the status quo. Facebook's ultimate promise to this constantly composing individual is the comfort and security of an audience.

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Number of Unique Users

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Gender and Age Demographics

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