Larry Friedlander, in his article “Friending the Virgin: Some Thoughts on the Prehistory of Facebook” considers social network sites in terms of historical traditions of self-portraiture in art. The full text and pdf are available as open access, and there’s even a podcast version.
Friedlander, Larry. 2011. “Friending the Virgin: Some Thoughts on the Prehistory of Facebook.” SAGE Open, July – September 2011; vol. 1, 2: 2158244011415423, first published on July 27, 2011
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