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Authenticity in the perception of users of the BeReal network
Tabačíková, Kristýna ; Soukup, Martin (advisor) ; Vochocová, Lenka (referee)
The bachelor thesis "Authenticity from the Perspective of BeReal Social Media Users" examines the concept and perception of authenticity among users of the social media platform BeReal. It also focuses on the expression of identity and self-presentation within the platform's environment and investigates the motivations that drive participants in the research to use BeReal. The theoretical part of the thesis delves into the concepts of authenticity, identity, self-presentation, and sharing everyday experiences, providing the contextual framework for the study. The theoretical foundations draw from George E. Newman's categorization of authenticity, Erving Goffman's dramaturgical analysis, the exhibitionist approach to self-presentation, and social photography. The research aimed to explore how BeReal users interpret the concept of authenticity, how it manifests for them, and what it means to them. For this purpose, semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted, and the data were subsequently analyzed using thematic analysis. The results revealed that authenticity does not hold significant importance for BeReal users, who primarily use the platform to maintain social contacts. Participants associated authenticity with aspects of ordinariness and non-aesthetics, or as a means of expressing their...

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