Digital Identity and Social Media

Digital Identity and Social Media

Steven Warburton (King’s College London, UK) and Stylianos Hatzipanagos (King’s College London, UK)
Release Date: July, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 332
ISBN13: 9781466619159|ISBN10: 1466619155|EISBN13: 9781466619166|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1915-9


Electronic information about the individual is derived from what we say about ourselves, shaped by commentary from others and extended through electronic exchanges with both human and computer based intelligent agents.

Digital Identity and Social Media will examine the impact of social media and distributed social spaces on our contemporary understandings of digital identity. This book will benefit researchers, practitioners, the wider educational community across all sectors, educational technologists, and individuals who are interested in how social media and emerging technologies will impact formal education and the social implications that surround the reformulation and fluidity of virtual communities. In addition, professionals and researchers working in the field of information and communication technologies and knowledge management in various disciplines will find this title to be an invaluable resource.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Authenticity and Trust in Identity Based Transactions
  • Conceptual Frameworks and Approaches
  • Cultural Dynamics of Online Identity
  • Digital literacies
  • Identity, Trust and Authenticity in Social Networks
  • Machine Mediated Identities
  • Negotiating Network Based Digital Identities
  • Online Visibility and Digital Identity
  • Personalisation Software
  • Personalisation Technologies
  • Social Media and Emerging Identity Practices

Reviews and Testimonials

Professionals in instructional technology explore the digital identity or virtual persona that is the accumulated information that people provide about themselves online, that others attribute to them, and that are a result of their transactions with computers. They look in particular at how the process of creating and being a digital person impacts education. Among their topics are agency and identity in social media, managing social reputation in Twitter, performing the discourse of sexuality online, a sociocultural perspective on negotiating digital identities in a community of learners, and identity and the online media fan community.

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Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editorial Advisory Board
Table of Contents
Margaret J. Cox
Steven Warburton, Stylianos Hatzipanagos
Steven Warburton, Stylianos Hatzipanagos
Chapter 1
Mikko Jäkälä, Eleni Berki
Social media and online communities offer increased possibilities for connection, interaction and participation but also new media with tools for... Sample PDF
Communities, Communication, and Online Identities
Chapter 2
Marguerite Koole, Gale Parchoma
This chapter examines how learners develop a sense of self and belonging in networked learning environments. The authors propose that individuals... Sample PDF
The Web of Identity: A Model of Digital Identity Formation in Networked Learning Environments
Chapter 3
Lesley Gourlay
Social media and mobile technologies have introduced new means of networking, particularly in affluent post-industrial societies. However, the... Sample PDF
Posthuman Literacies?: Technologies and Hybrid Identities in Higher Education
Chapter 4
Jillianne Code
Social and group interactions in online and virtual communities develop and evolve from expressions of human agency. The exploration of the... Sample PDF
Agency and Identity in Social Media
Chapter 5
Ivan Ferrer Maia, José Armando Valente
Digital identity may be classified as weak or strong. The weak digital identity is limited to virtual characters, avatars, or fakes, which play... Sample PDF
Digital Identity Built on a Cooperative Relationship
Chapter 6
Stacey Pitsillides, Mike Waller, Duncan Fairfax
Within this chapter, the authors consider the emergence of new cultures and practices surrounding death and identity in the digital world. This... Sample PDF
Digital Death: What Role Does Digital Information Play in the Way We are (Re)Membered?
Chapter 7
Annabell Preussler, Michael Kerres
Online communities, like Twitter, attract thousands of users worldwide spending hours communicating with others via the Internet. Most platforms... Sample PDF
Managing Social Reputation in Twitter
Chapter 8
Shirley Williams, Sarah Fleming, Karsten Lundqvist, Pat Parslow
The chapter reports on the ‘This Is Me’ project, which aimed to help students and the wider public to be aware of the impact that online material... Sample PDF
This Is Me: Digital Identity and Reputation on the Internet
Chapter 9
David Kreps
This chapter focuses on Foucault, Butler, and video-sharing on sexual social networking sites. It argues that the use and prevalence of... Sample PDF
Performing the Discourse of Sexuality Online
Chapter 10
Luc Pauwels
This chapter examines the impact of digital technology on the way in which families present themselves in an online mode. Rooting family photography... Sample PDF
Images, Self-Images, and Idealized Identities in the Digital Networked World: Reconfigurations of Family Photography in a Web-Based Mode
Chapter 11
Steven Warburton
Despite its negative connotations, lurking is a valid activity for individuals entering an unfamiliar online social space, especially when deciding... Sample PDF
Space for Lurking: A Pattern for Designing Online Social Spaces
Chapter 12
Anne Adams
E-learning can free us from bound concepts of who we are. However, our digital identities relate back to varied real world situations within which... Sample PDF
Situated E-Learning: Empowerment and Barriers to Identity Changes
Chapter 13
Mónica Aresta, Carlos Santos, Luís Pedro, António Moreira
This chapter addresses the concepts of social software, digital identity, learning, and education and how they feed into SAPO Campus, an... Sample PDF
Higher Education Institutions and Digital Identity: New Needs, New Skills?
Chapter 14
Katherine R. B. Greysen
This chapter discusses the design of embodied pedagogical interface agents. The ultimate aim of the discussion is to suggest categorical or thematic... Sample PDF
Hybrid Representation: Embodied Pedagogical Agent Interface Design
Chapter 15
Anna Peachey, Greg Withnail
Three dimensional virtual world environments are becoming an increasingly regular feature of the education landscape, providing the opportunity for... Sample PDF
A Sociocultural Perspective on Negotiating Digital Identities in a Community of Learners
Chapter 16
Stylianos Hatzipanagos
The concept of communities of practice has been particularly influential in education, particularly in online learning, where it has been adopted... Sample PDF
Students as Communities of Non-Practice: Making the Case for the Use of Social Media in Higher Education
Chapter 17
K. Faith Lawrence
While new technology offers the promise of abstraction and automation, the Web offers an efficient, global method of communication between people... Sample PDF
Identity and the Online Media Fan Community
Chapter 18
Bunyamin Atici, Ugur Bati
The main purpose of this study is to develop a framework for understanding and analyzing digital media as an autonomous social space or structure in... Sample PDF
Identity of Virtual Supporters: Constructing Identity of Turkish Football Fans on Digital Media
About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Steven Warburton is an eLearning manager at King’s College London and a Fellow of the Centre for Distance Education at the University of London where he chairs the research strategy group. He moved from his initial research background in the area of neuroscience to one that now encompasses a range of research projects in technology enhanced learning. His fields of expertise include: the impact of digital identities on lifelong learning; the use of social software in distance education; pattern languages for Web 2.0; design for learning with multi-user virtual environments; feedback loops in formative e- Assessment; and support for communities of practice in user innovation and emerging technologies. His interests are varied but focus largely on the meaning of identity in online learning, the potential impact of virtual worlds on education, social presence and social networks, and the changing nature of change.
Stylianos Hatzipanagos is an academic working at King’s College London. He contributes to the development and delivery of KLI’s (King’s Learning Institute) graduate and undergraduate programmes. As leader of the e-learning function in the Institute he contributes to the design and development of learning, teaching and research activities that focus on e-learning and the pedagogy of information and communication technologies. He has a first degree in physics and MScs in physics education and in information technology (artificial intelligence); his doctoral research was on the design and evaluation of interactive learning environments. His research portfolio includes: innovation in learning and teaching, formative assessment in higher education, e-assessment, usability and evaluation of e-learning environments and microworlds, computer mediated communication and computer supported collaborative work, social software and social networking in an educational context.