Monday, June 7, 2010

The Dance of Identity Through the Networked World

I Am. You Are.


Sean Kleefeld said...

Back in August of last year, Henry Jenkins came to the same conclusion.
(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.

Sean Kleefeld said...

Oh, and because I'm an idiot and forgot to include it, here's the URL of my blog post I just mentioned!

Botgirl Questi said...

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.