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A performance and practice-based view of social media identity and its implications for higher education.

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Social media identities aec

  1. 1. Social Media Identities:Practices, Performativity, & Platforms Bonnie Stewart University of Prince Edward Island bstewart@upei.ca
  2. 2. Who are we when were online?
  3. 3. http://www.onlineschools.org/blog/facebook-obsession/
  4. 4. How are online identities interwoven with our offline lives?
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Practices “I like to think that we are not teaching subjects butsubjectivities: ways of approaching, understanding, and interacting with the world.” - M. Wesch, 2009
  7. 7. Social media practices ARE identity practices. They perform versions of self withinnetworked, participatory, reputational spaces.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Participatoryhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/hendrikspeck/3887169238/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/barmony/6224153051
  10. 10. Augmented Reality
  11. 11. Produsage:a networked economy in which creation and consumption are combined.
  12. 12. Identity in a Celebrity Economyhttp://www.slideshare.net/ConstantContact/10-quick-facts-you-should-know-about-consumer-behavior-on-twitter?from=ss_embed
  13. 13. Deleuzes society of control?Identity in social media is distributed, branded, and accustomed to heterarchical participation in an environment rife with hierarchical metrics.
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Implications for Higher Education http://www.flickr.com/photos/pasukaru76/3998273279/sizes/z/in/photostream/ ?
  16. 16. Thank you.@bonstewart
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