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What are these girls trying to say with these clothes? What does it say about them? What does it say about their identity?
If you did a search for Gyaru you can read more about it. It was just interesting to think what the psychology is of wearing this type of clothing.
Clearly, I am just not cool.
Here is the original Semiotics of Clothes post.
Hyperpersonal Communication is what happens when you interact with people online. This is characterized by the following:
“visual anonymity, lack of identifiability, asynchronous interaction, uncertainty reduction, or a combination of these have all been implicated in heightened self-disclosure online” (Joinson, 2004, p. 472).
The interaction and communication online lacks visual and verbal cues, mostly text based with a few images, and you can respond and reply whenever you want to. Interaction online is different than interaction off line. You can’t treat it the same. It’s a different interaction. It’s not as immediate or even physical, but can be just as emotional.
What’s the point? Simply that there’s a difference.
Have you ever checked them out? They’re pretty interesting – websites set up to allow individuals to post what they think is the meaning of particular songs. It’s just an organized way for anyone to randomly put their own meanings to songs that they did not write. I found it fasicnating that another purpose it served was a place to ridicule someone else’s ideas.
In terms of Identity theories – typically, people will post a meaning that sheds light on their identity – whether they’re being serious or just ridiculing someone else’s ideas – they’re still communicating something about who they are?
Everything communicates – many things communicate “who you are.”
After checking out some of these websites – I still don’t know the meaning behind the specific song that I was looking for. I might add some thoughts though on the site. Maybe I can have someone ridicule me – but what does that say about me?
I read this idea in a book recently – Vaynerchuk’s book. It is this idea of the reverse mentor. More and more, there is an opportunity for the younger generation to teach an older generation how to navigate social media.
It is something that the younger generation has grown up with. It is a world that they know how to navigate and live in easily and naturally. It’s a great place for them to be in – a place where they know a little more than their parents and even grand parents. More and more you are seeing advertisements on these social media platforms. I know of a church that is fully Facebook integrated. They do all of their communication via social media. They are going to where the people are, because there are millions there. I’m not saying that we disregard the traditional means of communication, but more and more, the younger generation have an opportunity to mentor those that are older that don’t quite know how to navigate something so easy in their world.
So if you are reading this – and it doesn’t matter what generation you identify yourself with – if you are able to help people have a presence in social media help them. If you are younger and someone older asks – help them. Help your mom – even if she’s the last person you want on there – do it. If you are older, allow someone younger to reverse mentor you. Get in the game.