A few weeks ago I decided I was going to kill my Facebook Data Double, Char Char. Char Char started as Charlene Weston (my maiden name), a profile created during my last Facebook identity crisis back in 2008, in an attempt to disentangle my personal and professional networks. I created the new profile to play. By mid-2009,… Continue reading Killing Char Char
So I’ve been thinking a lot about Facebook lately (surprise, surprise), and it seems to me that there is an awful lot of faith being put into the effectiveness of the market research and targeted advertising occurring there… faith that is perhaps unfounded, but there nonetheless. I’m fairly sure that things such as cost-benefits analyses… Continue reading Data Double Liberation?
Or: The long version of why I am deleting my Facebook profile It has been argued, by people smarter than I, that the human identity, as it exists in its current state, is fragmented due to a variety of forces of our social environment. Some people say that we are post-modern selves; fragmented, lost, and… Continue reading The Internet and Identity Fragmentation