Communication of self and cyberlife through avatars in Second Life online communities

Kyron Joseph, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

Virtual worlds are becoming more and more recognized for its social capabilities. It’s making a splash on the global scale as the use for virtual worlds is surpassing the expected means of the creators. The purpose of this study is to investigate how users in the virtual world of Second Life identify themselves with fellow users through their Avatars through the theory of narrative identity. In the virtual world of Second Life, there are many different avenues that users can express themselves, through the narrative plot analysis these avenues will show the relation to the users and self. ^

Subject Area

Communication

Recommended Citation

Joseph, Kyron, "Communication of self and cyberlife through avatars in Second Life online communities" (2015). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1600325.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1600325

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