Week’s 4 activity consisted on creating a graph based on the marketing definition of an identity graph. The rules: without a self-referential node, from your own point of view, and it could be partial.
To create my graph, I first thought about how I would describe my online identity, and contrasted that with my online footprint. To start with, I choose three of my main groups of reference: family, friends and colleagues, and in the three countries where I have lived. From there on, I began to choose the different aspects I wanted to include, always considering my online footprint. I listed some of the activities I do or I have done that I consider are related to my online identity. I tried to think of each item in a neutral way. Why did I do this? I realised sometimes one aspect could be explained in more than one way, depending on the narrative I created. It also made me think about how others see me, how I could be seen as”content”, and how my view and theirs may not fit. One of the last things I did was to add some of the sites that I use where there is a community (whether I am an active participant or not), and link them to as many items as they were relevant.
Another reason why I use neutral terms is that I wanted the resulting graph (although partial and general) to be a direct representation of myself, but at the same time, I wanted that it missed the only thread that would give it truthful meaning, that is me.