Although I had some vague ideas about digital identities, it mostly came down to whether people using the Internet talked or didn’t talk, and if they did talk – were they open and honest about their opinions online or were they complete liars? It definitely seems to be a more complex subject than that, and perhaps the digital identities that Bonnie Stewart identifies on her blog are outdated by now. However, going off of her digital identities, I found myself resonating mostly with the Participatory Self and the Asynchronous Self, where I don’t speak out on the Internet too much with my personal voice, but I prefer to interact with what others have said and posted. I’m also guilty of dreading phone calls, preferring to text.
Additionally, with the article on the young girl in seventh grade, I definitely identified with many aspects of the article – but not as much with others. At home or on campus, I frequently am clinging to my phone and laptop, but I’m not as concerned with quantitative representations of popularity on social media as much as she does. She’s on her phone constantly, but she uses it as a measure of self-worth for the most part, whereas I primarily use my phone for looking up information and keeping myself entertained. Admittedly, I was a little bit more concerned with quantitative measures when I was younger, but I think I’ve grown out of that state for the most part.
For Spring Break, I’ve been working on work for other classes right now to have more time once we return from break, but I am planning on working on the website towards the latter half of the week.