is the ideal online persona
Sherry Turkle argues that we are ‘alone together’. Often more wired to our mobile devices than in tune with the humans around us, we learn to take nothing at ‘interface value’. John Suler describes the disembodied disinhibition that results. He reminds us, “The traditional Internet philosophy holds that everyone is an equal, that the purpose of the net is to share ideas and resources among peers” (324). Remoteness relaxes correspondents: “People don’t have to worry about how they look or sound when they type a message. They don’t have to worry about how others look or sound in response to what they say. Seeing a frown, a shaking head, a sigh, a bored expression, and many other subtle and not so subtle signs of disapproval or indifference can inhibit what people are willing to express” (322). Suler proceeds to delineate five habits of mind that characterize chronic disembodied disinhibition: invisibility; asynchronicity; solipsistic interjection; dissociative imagination; minimization of status and authority. For your analytical essay, please bear in mind Turkle and/or Suler, and one (or two) other of our readings (Schwartz, Spears, Sullivan, Underwood, or Walther) in arguing . . . what is the ideal online persona? Consider (or not) the following ~
-What three main characteristics describe healthy computer mediated communication?
-What are the existential dangers (such as chronic disembodied disinhibition)?
-What are the social ramifications (positive and negative, social, professional, romantic, altruistic) to maintaining a robust online presence?
-Can (or should) one persona persist across social platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Yik Yak, Reddit, etc?
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