Posts tagged "identity"

Privacy Or Power?

I’m in the middle of the Student Privacy Train-the-Trainer Program for K12 from the Future of Privacy Forum. I applied for this program as I wanted to develop the knowledge and skills needed to be a student privacy expert while connecting with a peer network and student privacy experts from across the country. The coursework…

Make Time for Self-Care

What are the stories I tell myself that interfere with self-love? Self-care is the way in which we care for our mental, emotional, and physical health. Practicing self-care is a proactive way that we can show ourselves self-love and to help us be our best. Self-care means knowing and understanding all aspects of ourselves. It…

Fit Versus Fit

As we enter the marketplace or build up a digital identity that is representative of our skills, we upload our resume/CV. We can use badges/credentials to signify growth/learning. We can use networks, like LinkedIn to express our values and have others review/vet them. One of the challenges in this is that when we look for…

Before You Post That Hot Take

Across society, we are seeing protest and unrest as we reckon with the sins of past generations. As we view these events, we may feel excited, upset, confused, or enraged. As members of a networked, social society, this makes many think that they should post that awesome hot take that attracts attention, gives your commentary,…

Begin Owning Your Online Content

One of the challenges of social networks is that these platforms are meant to serve as the pipes that connect us with others digitally. Since many of us do not have one digital hub that we use as our online home, we use profiles on these networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, Mastodon) to assemble bits and…

Protect Your Center

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. In identifying new opportunities, there is often a chance that we’ll let this derail us and lead us astray from our…

Be the Documentarian of Your Life

The chief trick to making good mistakes is not to hide them — especially not from yourself. Daniel Dennett In Dennett’s book, Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking, he suggests that we need to build up our cognitive toolkit to help solve wicked problems. He expands on this in this interview in Brain Pickings.…

Writing For Yourself

To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard. – Allen Ginsberg In many of my blog posts, I’m taking time and space to give my brain an opportunity to think through things. In the process of writing, in the process of getting ideas and putting them down on paper, I…

Building Up Your Digital Identity

In starting up, or building your digital identity from basic scraps, or nothingness, the first step is to begin thinking about the role or representation you’d like to have online. Write out six words to represent you…and the identity that you’d like to have online. These six words could be individual sentences, a phrase, etc.…

Sitting Between Life and Death

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say when one ends, and where the other begins? Edgar Allan Poe As our world become increasingly digitized, and social networks link friends across the spaces and lines of our lives, an interesting phenomenon occurs as people die. My Mother…