Self-Disclosure and Voluntary Ghettoization within Twitter: Turkish Users Example

İsmail Burak Malkoç

Abstract


This study, which acknowledges Twitter as an urban space where social interactions take place, also perceives “echo-chamber” problem as “voluntary ghettoization” and aims to describe it in association with “self-disclosure” concept, which means disclosure of cultural, political, or ethnic identities via the symbols that refer to them. Therefore, adopting cyber ethnography technique, the symbols encountered on participants’ Twitter profile pages have been documented and the followers of the participants have been analyzed correlatively. It has been determined that the users disclose their identities, form more homogeneous and ghetto-like networks.

Keywords


Ghetto, Public Sphere, Social Media, Turkey, Twitter

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