Free adult chat rooms in la
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.
Identity construction in profiles seems to be particularly important for chat room users, because they are often likely to interact with strangers.
Therefore, this study is principally interested in investigating the types of profile information that chat room users make available about themselves so comparisons can be made with previous findings from profile construction studies on social networking and blog sites.
Self–disclosure has been described as the process by which we tell others about ourselves (Jourard, 1971), the revelation and concealment of private information (Burgoon, 1982) and more recently as the divulging of intimate information about the self (Derlega, , 1993).
One does not need to be proficient in computer programming to design a simple online profile as a means to interact with others.
Although Lenhart and Madden (2007) found that that 49 percent of U. teens using SNSs do so to make new friends, the existing literature suggests that SNSs are used principally to maintain pre–existing off–line networks (boyd and Ellison, 2007; Ellison, , 2007).