Tag archive for identity

In the real world we own our name. I’ve got a birth certificate somewhere which confirms who I am and, short of changing it by deed poll, this name will remain with me until I shuffle off this mortal coil. Although there’s quite a few Gary Gales out there on the Internet, this one is […]

There are many reasons to like the use of URL shorteners such as bit.ly and tinyurl.com. These free services take a long URL such as this post – http://www.vicchi.org/2010/03/03/reclaim-and-own-your-short-urls – and compresses them down to a much more manageable shorterned version – http://bit.ly/aG1RBx or http://tinyurl.com/ylaodny. They increase link sharing; the vast majority of social networking […]

One of the things I write about a lot on this blog are the areas of location and online, or digital, identity and how these two areas overlap and sometimes conflict. I write about this stuff not only because I’m lucky enough to work in both of these areas but I also find them fascinating, compelling and nowhere […]

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article on this blog that highlighted the issues around managing our digital identity. “Managing our digital identity through those sources we know about is a challenge for a significant percentage of the online population” Then this morning, (ex Yahoo!) Cathy Ma posted a link to her recent […]

“I’m just a face in the crowd, Nothing to worry about, Not even tryin’ to stand out, And I have nothing to say, It’s all been taken away, I just behave and obey” Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails, Getting Smaller Ten years ago our online identity, if we had one at all, was a simple […]