Reflection: Becoming a professional and authentic digital resident

After five stimulating topics it is now time to reflect on the journey of ‘Eloane’s Blog’. Throughout UOSM2008, my knowledge of how to professionally ‘live and work on the web’ has grown through critically exploring topics such as online identities and visitors and residents. Moreover, topics I previously had minimum knowledge on, such as the … More Reflection: Becoming a professional and authentic digital resident

Reflection: Topic 5

UOSM2008’s last topic and certainly one of the most informative; ‘Open Access’ – a term I had not come across before (despite being a firm digital consumer) has opened my eyes to an array of current issues within the digital landscape, regarding content producers and society. Madeleines post and my discussion with Patricia, enhanced my … More Reflection: Topic 5

Open Access publishing: The pros and cons

Open access (OA) refers to publications which are free to read, download, copy, distribute, print or search (Openaccess.nl, 2017). This relates to any paywall free publication from academic journals to entertainment (e.g. music and film streaming). Like many digital innovations, OA has its advantages and disadvantages which will be discussed in this post with particular attention on the impacts for content producers. … More Open Access publishing: The pros and cons

Reflection: Topic Four

Topic 4 has by far been the most eye opening and informative week. Having read the posts of other contributors I have developed a rich understanding of digital ethics; from the digital divide (e.g. Louise’s post) to privacy (e.g. Carolina’s post). Similar to other contributors (e.g. Andy and Scott) I explored ethics in the light … More Reflection: Topic Four

A non-idealistic view created by social media

On average we spend 118 minutes per day on social media ; this is good news for businesses practising digital marketing but bad news for us who naturally compare ourselves with those around us (hence Festinger’s theory below). Why? Social media provides us with a platform to raise questions about our lives, relationships and body image by comparing ourselves to other … More A non-idealistic view created by social media

Reflection: Topic Three

Topic 3 has been the most enjoyable topic to explore so far. Having explored ‘developing an authentic professional profile’ I have deepened my interest in blogging. When applying for jobs the advantage of having a blog as part of your digital portfolio is undeniable; as mentioned in my post, it helps you bring more to … More Reflection: Topic Three

A discussion on having multiple online identities – a marketing view

Your online identity (ID) is a sum of your characteristics and interactions when you use the internet (Cameron, 2005). Shown on the graphic below from we are social, 50% of the world’s population uses the internet and 37% are active social media users. With the growing influence of social communities on our day to day … More A discussion on having multiple online identities – a marketing view