“That ain’t me, that ain’t my face. It wasn’t even me when I was trying to be that face. I wasn’t even really me them; I was just being the way I looked, the way people wanted.”
― Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Private or professional identity?
The advent of social media has blurred the divide between our private and professional selves. It has made us rethink the way that we create, manage and project our identity. Look at the following presentation and use the comment box to say whether you agree with the points the author is making.
Click on any you are not familiar with and check them out. Choose 3 of them and share something you are interested in. This could be text, image, audio or video. Alternatively, you could just comment on someone else’s content. Commenting also helps to build your identity and your digital footprint so make sure your comments are well thought out and not likely to offend.
Who am I?
We all have multiple identities both online and offline.
Activity: Use Thinglink to create your own ‘Who am I’ and share the link in the comments. Find a picture of yourself of which represents you. Add hotspots to any multimedia objects that reflect different aspects of your ID. (keep text to a minimum, use pictures, video, music etc). Here is Angela’s for inspiration.
Now that you’ve had time to reflect on your many identities, you might want to learn more about how to organize your on line presence so that you are showing the right parts of yourself to the right people.