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DTS200Y1 Lecture Notes - Organizational Storytelling, Social Capital, Friending And Following

Diaspora and Transnational Studies
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Kevin Lewis O' Neill

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DTS200 Lecture #7 Feb 26, 2013
Social media
- The word create- To Create Yourself: Oprah lecture from last week
o Facebook allows you to create yourself
o But the better word is curate- to curate yourself
Ex: Museum
o The matter of curetting
Because Facebook is multi-mobile: feeds, updates...
The different dimensions are an aspect of curate
Some people are better in curetting themselves than others
Most people know how to select but they are not fully conscious of how
to curate
Those who curate themselves end up having the highest level of social
Offline sociability- meaning you have curate yourself so well on Facebook that
you are invited for example to speak.
- The stream of consciousness function in Facebook
o Ex: the people who post things all the time doesn’t mean they are not selective to what
they post. Because they may post everything but they would not post something which
exposes them to embarrassment. Sometimes this disguises what they actually want like
o The stream of consciousness is a type of migration of self presentation of one’s-self.
Ex: some people curate their life as if it is a reality show.
- Social movements and humanitarian causes found on Facebook
o Clickivism and hashtagism
- Gossip into organizational storytelling
o Now it is called organizational story telling
o Since you do not want negative rumours about yourself on the grapevine you curate
yourself so good rumours are out there which block the bad ones
o Organizational story telling has to do with who is a crude power directly or indirectly in
an organization
Ex: swooshing the boss, or showing up to the Christmas part in a suggestive
All organizational story telling have to do with the anxiety of power
The function is to generate awareness about the ethos of the organization,
Typically they are not in any document.
Now Facebook has morphed organizational story telling into another dimension
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