Facebook Expert to Discuss Identity and Social Media

What does your Facebook profile say about you?

Richard MurphyRichard Murphy, a Wayne State College communication professor, will discuss the challenges of self-disclosure and the implications for not self-disclosing online during the fifth annual Lambda Pi Eta Lecture scheduled for Thursday, April 22 at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

The lecture, “I’ll See You On Facebook: Identity, Communication and Social Media” will begin at 1 p.m. in Callen Conference Center, located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.

Murphy will discuss the paradoxes of communicating online and will explore the difficulties of managing ideal identities in mediated contexts. He will also discuss how the internet has forced people to re-assess what it means to have an individual identity.

Murphy is a PhD candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to earning his undergraduate and graduate degrees, he served in the United States Air Force where he served as an avionic technician on F-16 fighter aircraft. He currently serves in public affairs with the 185th Air National Guard Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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