Me, MrCh0mp3rs- Avatars, Branding and Us

Years ago when social media started to become a “thing” I wasn’t sure about how out in the open I wanted to be. Sound familiar? I went with the handle “MrCh0mp3rs” because in L33Tspeak it says “Mr. Chompers” which is my dog’s name. Going with that name, I could count on having that name when […]

How Socially Defined is my Identity?

For the last several months, people have caught me spouting off on Twitter (and elsewhere, like DevLearn’s General Session) that identity — my identity, in particular — is socially defined. Now it’s time for the rubber to meet the road. I’ve created a Wiki page (using Wikispaces, because they make use of OpenID) to be […]

Identity, Participation and Social Learning Implications

Sharing sensitive information honestly across discourses as an anonymous agent is different from disclosing such information within a discourse. Within discourse, trust in others is key. Inter-discourse sharing requires something else.