Topic 2 – Reflective Summary

Comments that i receive got me reflect on several things. First, i haven’t really emphasize my reason and personal experiences regarding personal identities. Second, i haven’t really think how personal identities linked to marketing perspectives.

Integrating your personal life and your work life does not mean it will invade your privacy. For example bubzbeauty, fourfeetnine, and timothytiah. They are could be said blogger while TimothyTiah is a co-founder of Netccentric. They share their daily life, hardships, experiences, to some extent that it won’t invade their privacy.  I judge them less because i know what they have been through and i also do support their business. Who knows when your colleagues knew your personal problem they will try to understand you more.

Be honest = integrity

Be honest = integrity

Additional point i got from Siew Woon’s post, i also don’t want to be trapped in working society that can’t accept me for who i am.  Of course, we still have to be selective on what we post online and be honest with our society.There will always be a judgement but as long as we never do something wrong. It is okay to be yourself both online and offline 🙂 .

From Clinton’s post, i learned to make a point where we should maintain our identity to create a competitive advantages in marketing ourselves. We should be selective on what we post. At first i think one identity could make marketers understands our behavior and needs better and multiple identities could confused marketers. Clinton’s answer to Wei Jie’s comment give me other insight where we can focused on their lifestyle and identity or identities won’t be a problem.

In addition, i am not fully against having personal identities. It would be beneficial for small communities or where they might shy to ask sensitive question or civil worker where they must be really careful on what they post. Overall the way i use social media also evolving and who knows down the road i might have to separate my personal life and my work life. 


pro and cons of online identities

Identity is a complete set of characteristics that define you.  Consist of partial identity, profile, and persona that’s referred by identifiers. Internet usage as a space evolve over the year. From passive approach, where we use internet to gain information to interactive approach, where we collaborate. Move forward, now it is Human Computer Interaction era where it used for social networking and peer participation. Our identity directly affect our reputation (third party perspective of us).

Having more than one online identity allow anonymity. Anonymity allow us to develop our creativity, freedom of speech, and we can create our persona however we want it. It is beneficial for thus who shy to talk about medical conditions or afraid on expressing their thoughts.  Having more than one online identity might prevent personal data leakage but might also become a medium to leak company’s data. It is a broad spectrum that need more in depth analysis. One of the drawbacks of anonymity is anonymous troll. Relevant case : xiaxue SMRT case and fourfeetnine’s baby case. Aware of the drawbacks, there is a rising in identity-centric platform.

Quote from facebook CEO

Facebook’s CEO views

The opportunity cost of anonymity is our one identity. One identity shows integrity, networks, authenticity and being accessible. Putting what we have create out there also might lead to job opportunities. Several platforms nowadays aim for one online identity that trigger and connect all our online activities. Namely Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Having one identity might be a good investment for our future. Our future employer might see how we have progress and all the achievement. Employer nowadays not only mark us by skills and abilities. Connection, passion, integrity are example of what’s employer looking for and it could be accessible by looking through our online identity. Besides for job seekers, online identity also can benefits business man and important for artists.

When talking about online identity. Most individual look at it as personal life vs work life. Jeff Jarvis give a distinct view. It is about our inner self, real self vs outer self, show self. Clash between this would create lack of integrity image. Several critiques arose from his blog as it is lacking in power and inequalities analysis. On my point of view, we know best how is our society and our-self. Open minded culture will most likely accept one identity while close minded culture will most likely criticize our personal life and several identity would be a better choice. For me, i chose to integrate, maintain, and manage my identity  (my profile, partial identity and persona) instead of creating different identities. Also, it is important to maintain our online privacy. We must prevent theft identity that usually lead to economic loss.

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References :

Costa,c.and Torres, R. (2011) “To be or not to be, the importance of Digital Identity in the networked society” (3 November 2015)

Diaz, Z. “7 Steps To Building Your Online Identity” Epic Fu, YouTube Video (3 November 2015)

Jarvis, J. (2011) “One Identity or More?” (3 November 2015)

Jurgenson, N. (2011) “Jeff Jarvis and Multiple Identities : A Critique”  (3 November 2015)

Masters, A. (2011) “Identity on the internet: the pros and cons of anonymity” (3 November 2015)

Krotoski, A. (2012) “Online Identity: is authenticity or anonymity more important?” (3 November 2015)

Zimmer, M. (2010) Facebook’s Zuckerberg: “Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity”. (3 November 2015)

Topic 1 – Reflective Summary

After reading the source given and do my own research. Now i realize there is different kind of internet user based on their culture and motivation. The most meaningful experience of this topic is when we get the opportunity to relate each’s experiences, views, and collaborate through comment with each other. After reading my colleague’s blog-post i realize i haven’t fully utilize all sources available and could have done better.I have read several posts from my colleagues. Kai’s and TjueYin’s blogposts catch my attention and give me better insight
On Kai’s blog, i gain deeper insight of visitors and residents theories by the video and digital mapping provided. On the other hand, when i watch the video i also realized the way i use my social media also evolving. Last time i used twitter and facebook actively and undoubtedly count as residents. However, now i never open my facebook anymore and only use twitter for institutional purposes. Does it now make me count as visitors ? In addition, accesing individual’s digital mapping could gain us insight to chose the right platform to enforce engagement. Here’s my digital mapping :

digital mapping

On the other hand, On TjueYin’s blog I’m inspired to write my blogpost in different way as her opening is really refreshing and engage the reader to find out more on her tought. Her blogpost also remind me of my parents’s digital engagement that is not determined by age.

In conclusion, in topic 1 i learned the different approach of individual accessing digital world that’s affected by individual’s culture and motivation. I also inspired to do more research and explore different ways to write my thoughts.

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Visitors and Residents, what define them ?

Visitors see the internet as a box of tool to achieve their goal. They didn’t leave any trace of their appearance, such as expression of opinions or having any ‘digital identity’. It is not because they are not technically adapted but they are more focused. It could be the individual have a great network offline that they did not need any additional online community. Visitors act based on their goal is to solve their problem so they will chose the appropriate tool and sign off. In educational aspect, most visitor’s ideology saw internet as a pool of information to pick up information. Social media and others have nothing to do with learning journey.

While Residents could be said as the next level of engagement. They perceive web as a part of their life and social space. They have community, create relationship and have a sense of ‘belonging’. They share part of their life journey on web by using social media. They also tend to expressing their-self on web. However, it does not means residents are using internet more efficient and effective than visitors.

Visitor and Residents are a term to define our engagement with the web. Visitor and residents term cover the native and immigrant term which define the engagement by age and skill or academic and technical. It is defined by the culture and motivation of the web user.

How individuals use the platform depends on the context and how they manage it. A proportion of user might use web primarily as visitor or primarily as resident. Other spectrum is using web as visitor and resident depends on the occasion and I am one of it. In doing my study or searching for information, I’m using web as a visitor. My aim is to gain reliable information or help me to do some task, once it’s accomplished I’ll sign off. While for personal life, I’m using web as a residents. Mostly for social media. Namely Facebook, twitter, Instagram, blog, and YouTube. Quite often I leave some comments to show support, opinions, or simply to say hi.

Not all platforms are designed equally, some of them are designed to be used as resident. Using it as visitor will prevent us to get the value of the platform. Another spectrum is educational, recently education move to collaborating web into the syllabus. One of the example is our online module that collaborates different platform and social media. During this module, students should use resident approach to get the most of it.

References :

White, D. (2008). Not ‘Natives’ & ‘Immigrants’ but ‘Visitors’ & ‘Residents’. Tall Blog, University of Oxford.

White,D. (2009). Visitors and Residents : the videos. Tall Blog, University of Oxford.

White, D. S., & Cornu, A. L. (2011). Visitors and Residents: A new typology for online engagement.First Monday, 16(9)

Me on the internet

Starting my #MANG2049 module which living and working on the web by 28 October. Feels excited to do my first online module. To begin with, my first task is to write post about self reflection regarding my online behaviour and priorities.  My reflection on this would be based on seven core given by Dr. Lissa

1.Accessing, managing and evaluating online information : ✰✰

Most of the time i am not having a problem with accessing and managing online information. However, there is some weaknesses on evaluating online information. Sometimes, i tend to be bias on the information itself based on the writer. For example when i read blog post by blogger that i love. I tend to assumed everything she discussed is relevant.

2. Participating in online communities : ✰✰

So far i don’t really involved in online communities. Been always a silent reader or followers.

3. Building online networks around area of interest : ✰

haven’t had any experience in building online networks. Maybe i should try to create one soon 🙂

4. Collaborating with others : ✰✰

i love to work with others as we can give each other advice on our idea. Most of the time i do collaborating with others by google docs or prezi.

5. Creating online materials (text, audio, images, video) : ✰✰

Definitely not an expert as i did not have the skills to use photoshop. So far, most of online materials that i create is for my social media and it is created on my mobile phone. Only by phone’s camera and simple editing apps.

6. Managing your online identity : ✰✰

Most of us been always managing our online identity, Why said so ?. Just a simple example, we as youngsters spent a long time only to chose what picture to post, the editing part and what caption should accompany it.

As me myself, i always try to show the fun and exciting part of my life. Don’t really fancy to put my emotion out there when i am feeling sad or down.

7. Managing your online privacy and security : ✰✰

To protect my privacy and security, i keep private most of my social media. Only allowed users can see my online activities and information. i also avoid to put my phone number or my address online.

After reflecting on my strength and weaknesses. I definitely have quite a lot aspects that need to be improved. By doing this module i believe i can progress better for my online behaviour. For now my priorities is to improve my ability in producing online materials and starting to get involved or maybe even create online communities. After all it is fun to meet someone across the globe that have same interest like you.

Self Introduction

Hi ! nice to meet you through my blog ☺☺

My name is Silviana Gunarsih Sutanto. Yup, i know it is long and quite hard to pronounced. Used to hate my name but after i come to Singapore, i begin to love it. Reason behind is people that i met here told me it is a beautiful and unique name. i am twenty years old, the youngest and the only daughter in my family. I have two brothers that i forever grateful for and love them so much.

I am Indonesian and currently pursuing my degree in Singapore. Graduated from my diploma program in management studies at Singapore Institute of Management and now pursuing my degree. Took bachelor in marketing studies under University of Southampton as i believe in the power of marketing. My degree also one of the reason why i start this blog. Being the only foreign student in my class, at first i’m quite scared. Wrong piece of thought, i am definitely okay and i love my classmates 😄

I did not talk much when i first met people but after some time they will know. I talk quite a lot and can be so random. As English is not my first language. Sometimes i will have my spelling or grammar mistakes. Please pardon me, i am progressing to make it better, hehe.

Been a big fans on ‘blogosphere’ and always want to have one. well, here i am with my first blog, first blogpost, and first journey of my first online module.

That’s all for now, would love to interact more and if have any question just leave on the comment ? love ya !