Back in August of last year, Henry Jenkins came to the same conclusion.http://henryjenkins.org/2009/08/the_message_of_twitter.html(FWIW, your graphic version is decidedly more succinct!) I responded/expanded on Jenkins' note on my own blog that not only does the internet form our own identities, but it also forms the basis of 21st journalism. And, although I didn't take it farther at the time, I suppose that then helps to form our collective identity as well.
Oh, and because I'm an idiot and forgot to include it, here's the URL of my blog post I just mentioned!http://kleefeldoncomics.blogspot.com/2009/08/comics-journalism-is-social-media.html
Sean: Thanks for sharing the links! Marshall McLuhan (referenced in both posts) has had a huge influence on the way I look at social networks and virtual worlds. And I really like Henry Jenkins' development of the concept of "transmedia". Although I realize that personal subjectivity has always been present in journalism, there used to be an intent to be as objective as possible. I agree with you that Journalism 2.0 has a lot to do with the projection of identity, but I also see it in broadcast news.
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