Monday, June 20, 2011

Online identity

One of the reasons I started this blog was to understand how the web can define the self, in case you forgot. I think I have forgotten that over time, which is not necessarily a bad thing as the purpose of the blog is still there, I suppose, but by forgetting that it is about how one's person is formed by such a text becomes even more salient.


  1. I think he over-estimates the power of the "in-person" experience--I formed no relationships while buying books in bookstores. I've only watched the first 2 minutes and now must go teach. And I guess Self would say my very abbreviated, interrupted, incomplete communication illustrates what's wrong with online interaction.

  2. Yeah--Self does live in England, of course. I don't think we Americans have any sort of relationships any more with merchants or even, say, medical doctors. Hmm.