How to be someone on the internet: Recommendations by Dave Cormie

Dave Cormier is a well-known educational activist, researcher and online community advocate with whom we had the chance to discuss about Digital Identity during a course conducted by Ke Bauer. During our conversation, he shared with us some recommendation
s we should consider while making something public. These recommend

Retrieved form:

ations are summed up in the following list:

  • Be nice, kind and positive
  • Even if you are having a bad day, stay focused on the positive side
  • Is better to control your identity instead of hiding it
  • Find something you love that reflects your personality and embrace it
  • Invest time on your identity
  • Do not take pictures drinking alcohol or smoking
  • Do not post anything you do not want your mother to see
  • Do not post anything you cannot defend from a judge
  • Be respectful
  • Do not get offended by people´s replies
  • It´s okay to disagree with someone, as long as you are respectful
  • Have really complicated passwords and write them on paper
  • The best way to get someone to visit your website is to post pictures of them

All of the above are personal recommendations by Dave Cormie. For more information, you can visit his blog or follow him via twitter.


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