Digital Voyeurism Through Facebook not only do we expose ourselves, but we also like to look at other people’s profiles, pictures or statuses. In theory this can be referred to as Scopophilia, defined as the love of looking in its most simplistic, base description.
This can be further divided into voyeurism (the desire to look at other people) and exhibitionism (the desire to expose oneself). While voyeurism looks at passively watching other people’s profiles in our case, exhibitionism involves some kind of active participation
– By updating our personal information and status, joining groups, adding personal interests etc. we advertise our lives with text and images. Therefore, I would say we both create and consume the spectacle.
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