How are online identities interwoven with our offline lives?
PerformativityThe self can only ever be known in process & in relation to the other.Norms govern the social intelligibility of action.The self IS the various acts and practices which constitute performance.The inner self – identity – is an effect. http://www.flickr.com/photos/susan402/4067807003
Practices “I like to think that we are not teaching subjects butsubjectivities: ways of approaching, understanding, and interacting with the world.” - M. Wesch, 2009
Social media practices ARE identity practices. They perform versions of self withinnetworked, participatory, reputational spaces.
Social Media Platforms Identity is non-anonymous, recognizable, and sustained over time. Pseudonymity increasingly challenged by platforms and monetization. Downswing in forced reciprocality (friending),http://www.flickr.com/photos/daniloramosweb/3854330282/ increased asymmetry and control of affiliation groupings.
Produsage:a networked economy in which creation and consumption are combined.
Identity in a Celebrity Economyhttp://www.slideshare.net/ConstantContact/10-quick-facts-you-should-know-about-consumer-behavior-on-twitter?from=ss_embed
Deleuzes society of control?Identity in social media is distributed, branded, and accustomed to heterarchical participation in an environment rife with hierarchical metrics.
Social Media Traditional Education Self-directed Institutionally-directedFocused on filtering Focused on finding knowledge knowledge Audience = World Audience = Teacher Crowdsourcing Plagiarism Branding CommodificationLearner = networked Learner = discrete, rational identity individual Always accessible Bounded by time & space
Implications for Higher Education http://www.flickr.com/photos/pasukaru76/3998273279/sizes/z/in/photostream/ ?