Should multiple online identities be allowed?

As we interact with different websites, each has a different perception of who we are. These perceptions are referred to as partial identities – subsets of our true identity. Take Amazon for example who store cookies to build an identity through the products we buy. This information is then used for our benefit, for example … More Should multiple online identities be allowed?

Digital “Visitors” and “Residents” – A reflection

After reading Andy’s post, I made a comment which hasn’t as yet been approved. Andy referenced an article which I really enjoyed but hadn’t previously identified. I like how he encapsulated Prensky’s criticisms concisely. I feel I spent too long doing this.  I’m hoping to seek more material before completing my next post. After reading … More Digital “Visitors” and “Residents” – A reflection

Digital “visitors” and digital “residents” – who are they?

When looking to understand user engagement with technology, Prensky (2001) coined the term digital “native” – a young person who has been immersed in technology since birth. Here, activities on the web are done almost without thinking, in the same way one may respond in an oral conversation owing to the way language is learnt … More Digital “visitors” and digital “residents” – who are they?


Hello! I’m Callum and I’ve started this blog as part of a module at the University of Southampton (UOSM2008). Over the next few weeks I’ll be blogging on a variety of topics including open access and security. As an introduction, I’ve ranked some of my digital literacy skills  below (1 denoting no experience, 5 denoting … More Testing..1..2..3!