How ethical can children’s use of social media be if they don’t even understand the word ethics?

Social media can be great. However the majority of us were born before any platforms like Snapchat and Twitter, were invented. So how and at what age do we teach children the appropriate and ethical way to behave online? And do adults even understand these ideas  of privacy themselves? (Greenwald, 2014). This is a question troubling many educators as … Continue reading How ethical can children’s use of social media be if they don’t even understand the word ethics?

What do Snapchat and applying to jobs have in common?

On the surface these two seem completely disconnected, but think of it this way - you have around 10 seconds to impress a recruiter, no longer than the max snapchat (Nyman, 2014). This appears to be a problem with professional profiles in the internet age, the ease of finding applicants and as such, the difficulty of standing out. So … Continue reading What do Snapchat and applying to jobs have in common?

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?