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This is Me Digital Identity and Reputation on the Internet


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The work of the This Is Me project, prepared for presentation at the EduServ "Where Next For Digital Identity"

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This is Me Digital Identity and Reputation on the Internet

  1. 1. This is MeDigital Identity and Reputation on the Internet<br />Professor Shirley Williams<br />University of Reading, UK<br />
  2. 2. Rugby and Reputation<br /><br />rugby<br />
  3. 3. Identity and Performance<br />“...all human identities are by definition social identities. Identifying ourselves or others is a matter of meaning, and meaning always involves interaction: agreement and disagreement, convention and innovation, communication and negotiation.” Jenkins, 2004<br />“…using the term ‘performance’ to refer to all the activity of an individual which occurs during a period …before a particular set of observers…” Goffman, 1959<br />
  4. 4. Digital Identity<br />We use the term &quot;digital identity&quot; (DI) to describe the persona an individual presents across all the digital spaces that he/she is represented in (performances in Digital Places)<br />Reputation/Trust are other people’s interpretation of this DI.<br />
  5. 5. Aims<br />Enabling individuals to recognise the nature of their DI. <br />Empowering them to increase their control of their DI<br />Understanding the employer&apos;s perspective on DI.<br />
  6. 6. History of the Projects<br />
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  8. 8. Our Methodology<br />Observe<br />Talk<br />Develop learning material<br />Trial<br />Refine<br />
  9. 9. Activities<br />
  10. 10. Which would you open?<br />If you were an employer with hundreds of enquiries about a single opportunity and had mail from the following email accounts:<br />ireallydontcare<br />thirstyferret<br />fluffypinkbunnyknickers<br />heavymetalrockfan<br />
  11. 11. Have you ever Googled yourself?<br />Volunteer?<br />
  12. 12. Findings<br />Material that the participant had posted themselves and forgotten;<br />Material posted by other people that the participant was unaware of.<br /><br />
  13. 13. Our Outputs<br />Website<br /><br />Workbook<br />Games<br />Leaflets<br />
  14. 14. By-products<br />Use by other universities<br />Re-purposed by Nancy White for NPO/NGO Folks<br />Arabic translation<br />
  15. 15. Material for Schools<br />PGCE Trainee Teachers<br />IT student project<br />
  16. 16. Acknowledgements<br />The This is Me Project was originally funded by Eduserv; now funded by CCMS<br />Team members include: Pat Parslow, Sarah Fleming, Richard Hussey, David Stanbury, Finbar Mulholland and Sarah Morey<br />Other contributors are from the University of Reading and beyond<br />
  17. 17. Thank you<br />You can find me at:<br />Email:<br /><br />Twitter, delicious, Skype:<br />shirleyearley<br />Blog:<br /><br />Second Life: <br />Rosie Luna<br />etc<br />