Quinn Norton – Privacy, Ephemerality, and Self

An interesting talk about how we allow the Internet to invade our sense of self. Some enlightening statements made here about the effects of persistent, ubiquitous engagement in social networks. Specifically the fact that your personal life becomes a consistent performance and it is during the time out of this limelight that we develop our own sense of self. Secondly Quinn points out that everyone who grows up in this environment becomes an expert in brand management of their own online identity and this is not a good social norm for our children to adhere to.

via Rhizome

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