A "Representação de si" nas redes sociais
: estudo exploratório : uma rede cabo-verdiana no Facebook

  • Cláudia Julieta da Moura Furtado (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This dissertation seeks to analyse, from a case study, the "self-representation" in social networks, more specifically around the members of the Facebook network of a young Cape Verdean girl living in Portugal. The problematic of this work is to reflect on the influence of individual trajectories of young people in using Facebook . For this, we had taken into consideration several variables such as sex, residence and the academic/ professional activities, in order to analyse how they are used this type of network in s transnational context. Especially used to be in contact with the family and friends, it was discovered that the users access to different strategies according to individual profiles, but also the collective contexts. The Cape Verdean residents spend less time in these networks due by social, economic and cultural reasons, than their compatriots residing in Portugal.
Date of Award2015
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorManuel A. A. da Cunha (Supervisor)


  • Social networks
  • Cape Verde


  • Mestrado em Formação e Comunicação Multimédia

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