DigPINS: Identity

How did I decide to enroll in DigPINS?

My colleague Lainie is a facilitator for Pedagome’s DigPINS. Listening to her describe the project was my initial motivator to sign up and I knew that immersing myself into the experience would be my best starting point. It’s also a great opportunity to see how DigPINS could work for our faculty here at CU Denver. I have some internal conflicts with my use of social media and want more exposure to the many ways it can be leveraged positively.

Identity

This week we were prompted to create a Visitor and Resident map. Without further ado, here is mine:

LyneeVandRMap

Of course, now that I’ve drawn out this map, I realize things are missing (helloooooo Netflix/Hulu/Work Blog). That’s the beauty of identity though, it’s always shifting and evolving, so it’s okay to miss things. One interesting exploration in my personal life is that I am currently trying to distance myself from being active on Facebook. This stems largely from feeling drained by the content posted there (I find a lot of it trivial) and the new Stanford study, The Welfare Effects of Social Media.

Some questions that I aim to explore:

  • How to I curate a professional digital identity that represents me accurately AND protects my mental health?

  • What are the best options that work for me to keep a consistent digital presence?