fragmentation and contextualization of ID

Some important points to consider when pondering online identity issues…

Identity is actually a very fragmented thing.

  • Contextual based on groups or audience
  • Contextual based on Time – we evolve and change (try reading old blogs posts sometimes OUCH)
  • Ownership of data crucial to trust
  • Individual Ownership – how much does an individual own
  • Mutual Ownership – sometimes different parts are owner by multiple entities for authoritative reasons
  • Group Ownership – Sometime created by groups
  • Groups and concepts can have multiple owners so who are the Principals?
  • Multiple personas (legal in New Zealand)


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