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Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
A fourth year student in De La Salle University - Manila taking BS in Information and Communications Technology Management. Believes in the improvements ICT could bring in the everyday lives of people at work and home. A member of the La Salle Dance Company - Street, the hip-hop dance group of DLSU under the Cultural Arts Office.

E-mail: efren.paperstainer@gmail.com

Thursday, October 9, 2008

[SOCCOMP Blog Week # 3] Me Talking and Me Posting

"Identity is reputation."

I do believe so. Every action and impression I make affects how others think of me. But people interact with me in two different ways:

1. To me in person

(I don't really smoke.)
(I also don't really look like that when I pray.)


2. To me online

It seems that I am different online, don't I?

There are personal attributes of a person which pure images posted online cannot describe. Most personal accounts online give others a different sense of impression on that person compared to when they both meet in flesh. This is why most people who meet online aren't as successful in connecting their similarities when they decide to meet in the real world. Your identity in person and your identity online are two different things depending on what you filter out from your real life and you make up in your virtual accounts.

Speaking of identity...

In our past DIG-MED and current SOCCOMP class, we were shown a video about "Identity 2.0"

"Its emphasis is a simple and open method of identity transactions similar to those in the physical world, such as driver's license."

The suggestion of "Identity 2.0" sounds great but is quite hard to implement. Unlike the current habit of different websites requiring you to have different accounts (e.g. paper_stainer@yahoo.com and efren.paperstainer@gmail.com), Identity 2.0 will make the user the center of all accounts. With its implementation, users will be able to access all website on the Internet using only a single account--making it far more efficient than the repetitive task of logging in all different accounts.