It is therefore easy to see why certain individuals may prefer to present themselves online.
With the increasing popularity of social networking sites (SNSs), it is now relatively easy, even for novice users, to have an online presence.
One would expect that many chat room users would choose whether or not to interact with another member on the basis of the information presented in their profile.
Chat rooms allow for synchronous communication with the possibility of interacting with multiple strangers (or at least individuals who have not been previously met face–to–face).
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.
Moreover, some chat rooms allow members to develop profile pages too.
He has developed tools for downloading and analysing Web sites, blogs and social networking sites, including the research Web crawler Soc Sci Bot and software for statistical and topological analyses of site structures (through links) and site content (through text).
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.
For this reason, effectively managing first impressions through the construction of the profile would seem to be particularly relevant in the chat room.Therefore, the chat room represents an online arena in which zero acquaintance interactions take place more frequently.Like SNSs, many chat rooms afford members the opportunity to create a profile and it is likely that many first impressions will be based on the information presented there.A key feature of online impression management is increased control over self–presentation.
For example, pictures can be carefully selected and even edited.
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.