OII SDP 2007 (X): Social Technologies and Ongoing Relationship Management

Student research seminar: Fred Stutzman

In this talk I will seek feedback on the potential framework of my dissertation. I am interested in the role social technologies play in the management of real-world social networks, particularly in the management of real world social networks in periods of transition.

What happens with online identity with (so much) Web 2.0 services, subscriptions, etc. How do we create digital identity? What does it mean to have a digital identity? How do we manage it?

How do Microformats play with online identity?

All along your trip through social networks, you can take with you some content, people, resources and leave behind the other ones. Across your transition through platforms… where’s the meeting point? the focal point?

This transition: is a personal strategy, or just follow the flow? What are the characteristics of this behavior?

How do you keep social capital? And… what happens if you ever take with you your social capital (i.e. friends), is this negative (you don’t let yourself evolve, mature)?

My reflections

  • Can identity be tied to what you do, such as an e-Portfolio, as well as what’s your network of people?
  • John Clippinger makes a very interesting point in saying that, at the beginnings of the Internet, everybody wanted to be anything (except themselves), and now the problem is to try and succeed in keeping a consistent digital identity

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SDP 2007 related posts (2007)

If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2007) “OII SDP 2007 (X): Social Technologies and Ongoing Relationship Management” In ICTlogy, #46, July 2007. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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