This week was a deep dive into understanding my own digital presence as outlined by Dave White in his video (White, 2013) to shed some light on how much of my digital persona is ‘visitor’ (lurking, not effecting public space), and how much is ‘resident’ (deliberate content creation, contribution to the internet as a whole, leaving a trace). Beyond that, the second axis of ‘personal’ and ‘institutional’ helped to articulate the reasons for choosing the digital space in which I participate.
I elected to break down that digital presence into categories based on digital publics (boyd, 2011): personal, my business, volunteer work, other projects, and my current work as an instructor. I used Leonardo (version 0.15.21) to create layers and to draw the areas of use. In retrospect, there are pieces missing (Skype, Google Hangouts, and others), but my main usages are mapped.
I was surprised to the extent that I’m performing digitally in the resident/institutional realm – this was a much deeper set of layers than anticipated. The big ‘aha’ was around my servitude to email.
I may yet make this into a gif, but the images are as follows:
boyd, D. (2011). Social network sites as networked publics: Affordances, dynamics, and implications. In Z. Papacharissi (Ed.), A Networked Self (pp. 39–58). New York, NY: Rutledge.
Henning, Tegan. (2019). Leonardo [Computer Software]. Retrieved from https://www.getleonardo.com/
White, Dave (2013). Just the Mapping. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSK1Iw1XtwQ April 24, 2019.