Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Love Wordles! Give it a go! http://t.co/XEuaEhzqFU #ALC201 pic.twitter.com/I4hSrTUP6ZI used to think I was a ‘lite’ social media user. Compared to my friends though, I am quite the accomplished doyenne. I have three Wordpress blogs, this Blogger, as well as About.me, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Tumblr, Delicious and Behance accounts (I think that’s all…).
— Mary-Anne (@mastgirl62) August 5, 2014
Online me is an extension of the real world me. But it’s all me. Or aspects of me. A mediated me. But that’s not a new thing. From cave paintings, to smoke signals, to telephone calls, humans have been engaging in mediated communication for a long time. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is an extension of human interaction, and the same rules apply.
By Roberto D'Angelo (roberdan) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons from Wikimedia Commons
Like any human, I have different facets to my personality and my engagement with the various social media platforms has sprung from different needs at different times. I edit my profiles and (restricted and publicly available) content to manipulate my identity for different purposes, but essentially my engagement is authentic: I use my real name and photos of myself. I do not use a pseudonym, unlike a friend of mine who has two Facebook profiles neither of which are in her real name and one even uses another gender.
|Image: M. Stuart 1976|
|Image: M. Stuart 2013|
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