Category Archives: Online Identity

#WEB206 – An interesting conundrum

In this new subject, we are all required to create some kind of online presence within which to post our writing exercises. The first thing we had to do was pick a topic for this presence (I chose to create … Continue reading

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#WEB206 – #Avatars

TUTOR: Avatars – How much or to what extent do user avatars affect your perception of the people behind them? MY RESPONSE: Avatars greatly affect my perception of the people I am dealing with online. In the olden days of IRC, … Continue reading

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#WEB206 – What do you use? How do you organise stuff you find on the net?

TUTOR: What do you use? Do you use Delicious? Weebly? RSS? How do you organise stuff you find on the net? Or are you like me and just have masses of bookmarks that you cannot make sense of? MY RESPONSE: … Continue reading

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#Community, #power, #economy and #identity in #gaming – #NET102

TUTOR’S REQUEST: Pick one topic (e.g. dating) and list examples of the way the Internet has, in terms of your topic, become part of our everyday in terms of community, power, economy and identity. MY RESPONSE: I have selected ‘Gaming’ … Continue reading

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#NET102 – Everyday life and intimacy for teens

TUTOR: Let’s talk about the Pascoe reading. This reading takes us beyond online dating agencies and cybersex, into the realm of everyday life and intimacy. How do youths growing up with the Internet form and conduct relationships these days? Do … Continue reading

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RE: Your experience of the Internet?

In response to our “first internet experiences”, a fellow student wrote the following: My first experience of the internet was using my house-mate’s dial up connection and talking with people in the USA. I found it fascinating that I could … Continue reading

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