The starting point of activities on social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube or Tumblr is often the construction of a user profile. This includes choosing a nickname, a profile image, and other personal information that we chose to represent ourselves to the world. The construction our virtual identity becomes the basis of our interactions with online communities. The first lesson provides the opportunity to consciously reflect on the choices we make in constructing these virtual identities.
- Develop an online profile by choosing an image, nickname, etc.
- Become a member in a private group in a social media network by connecting to peers.
- Establish a set of protocols for respectful behavior within this online network.
- Identify any concerns shared among members of this digital community.