In this thought provoking post @ and @ (University of Regina) discuss ‘digital’ identity and what it means. It also looks at issues of power and privilege if we expect a ‘squeaky clean’ online image. The authors suggest we learn to express greater empathy and forgiveness. This passage is a powerful idea;
And this view of digital identity also has implications for who is able to say what online. If mistakes are potentially so costly, we must consider who has the power and privilege to take the risk of speaking out against the status quo, and how this might contribute to the further marginalization and silencing of non-dominant groups.