Topic 2 – Online identities, should we have one or multiple?

Online identities is a topic I find particularly interesting as I'm basing my dissertation around it - but what actually is a digital identity? Costa and Torres described online identities as an activity centralised around "presentation and reputation" (2011). Suggesting that our online identities are managed representations of our true selves. An idea I think is … Continue reading Topic 2 – Online identities, should we have one or multiple?

Topic 1: Digital Residents and Visitors – what does it all mean?

The idea of digital residents and visitors was first proposed by Prensky (2001) in an attempt to understand the distinction arising with the lifestyles of new generations, ones growing up with no prior recollection of life before digital technologies, compared with that of older generations who learnt these skills already a fully developed adult. The two sides were … Continue reading Topic 1: Digital Residents and Visitors – what does it all mean?