This was a very interesting exercise for me. I spend a lot of time, especially during tax season, online! Whether it’s for work or because I can’t make it to the store to get groceries.
I really enjoyed reading the Visitors and Residents: A new typology for online engagement (White & Cornu, 2011). I found the way that Residents versus Visitors was broken down, really opened my eyes to my usage habits online. “Residents see the web primarily as a network of individuals or clusters of individuals who in turn generate content” (White & Cornu, 2011). This quote has really stuck with me….
I have normally used online tools to keep in touch with friends and family all over the world. Once I had my son, I felt like most of my friends disappeared. It was the strangest thing, everyone was excited and happy for me, and then boom! Gone. To be fair, I was busy with a baby, but for some of my friends to vanish from my physical life, was a tough thing to go through. Being online and using Social Media tools, showed me what I was no longer a part of. I was hurt and it was hard. It made me not enjoy going on and using some of the tools.
Once I started my own accounting firm, I told myself I needed to get back to those tools and use them regularly again. I needed them to get the word out. I feel like my usage of Social Media, just as one example, has changed so much in just one short year. I went from being a very Personal user to being much more of an Institutional user.
When it comes to my online shopping, oh boy! I hope you all have Amazon stock! “…go into the shed to select the appropriate tool which they use to attain their goal.” (White & Cornu, 2011). This is me in a nutshell! I get my To Do’s for the day and everything I can do online, quickly and efficiently, I do! Time is of the essence around here, especially in April!
This map sums me up, I hope you all can understand a little bit more about me.
White, D. S., & Cornu, A. L. (2011). Visitors and Residents: A new typology for online engagement. First Monday, 16(9). https://firstmonday.org/article/view/3171/3049