Upon beginning this exercise, my intention was to divide work, from education, from personal, however as the plotting exercise began it became evident that there is no clear delineation of those sectors within my online presence. It also became evident that I tend more toward being a resident than a visitor.
There are certainly times when I am a visitor, entering my shed to “select an appropriate tool which can use[d] to attain [my] goal.” (White & Le Cornu, 2011). There are many aspects where I am very much a resident “A proportion of their lives is lived out online where the distinction between online and offline is increasingly blurred.” (White & Le Cornu, 2011). I have made many long-term friends and mentors through online interaction. Some of these have greatly benefited my personal and professional lives.
Slack is the tool that is currently impacting my online presence the most, this is why the representation in the graphic above is so large. Slack is the primary communication tool in my place of business and also where I am part of many social groups. However, you may note that the graphic skews towards visitor. The nature of the free platform (used by most social groups) makes much of the content semi-permanent.
White, D. (2013, September 13). Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSK1Iw1XtwQ
White, D., & Le Cornu, A. (2011). Visitors and Residents: A new typology for online engagement. First Monday: https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v16i9.3171