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How many social media horcruxes do you have?

August 31, 2015

Watched a talk by @paulgordonbrown who makes reference to various metaphors students used to describe their digital selves. Horcruxes were mentioned. That’s pretty neat! The talk was part of the 2015 NASPA Conference. See it via YT: https://youtu.be/J7LOXApAuqw

REFRACTIONS

My brother Alan aka @cogdog recently blogged “The Vague Line” wherein he problematized what he (myself, and others I’m sure) believe to be a false dichotomy between the “reality” of online and offline friendships.

Alan also succinctly took on the issue of his own on and offline identity. He wrote

… I am ready to drive a stake into the notions of “online” vs “offline” states of being; such differences don’t exist for me anymore- I am one Alan, not some frankenstein sewed together personality, and I float fluidly on the bits and atom states of the world.

The line is so vague, for me it is gone.

I agree fully with brother Alan. I have always felt this way. I am one GNA.

Sometimes I get a little pinch or even burnt for being audacious, critical, or just plain stupid. Most of the time my authenticity is…

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