If you work as hard as I do to create a clear online picture of your whole self, you will really appreciate this video. Creative professionals either start out or end up designing themselves, and the things we share online are each a facet of the whole. If you've been sloppy or inattentive, this video is a great reminder of why and how it mattters to put your real self online, even if you're "anonymous." [Link below the picture.]
TEDxVictoria: Ten Reasons to Stop Apologizing for your Online Life, 2011-Nov-19, by Alexandra Samuel
Alexandra Samuel argues that once we embrace our online lives as part of our real lives we will unlock the potential of the internet. She is the Director of the Social + Interactive Media Centre at Emily Carr University, and the co-founder and principal of Social Signal.