Visitor vs. Resident

--Originally published at Lucía's iTec Blog

I’d like to start this post by showing you the following video, it’s short and explains you the concepts of visitors and residents, if you want to be more familiar to them I encourage you to watch it.

Now that you know what a visitor and a resident are I want to tell you about the talk that we had today in our Digital Identity course. It was about our digital presence (which is different from digital identity).

I liked it when Bonnie said that our digital presence is our sense of us as human beings, It was really like a revelation because, to be honest, I don’t think of me as a person even when I know that I am one. Maybe this is why I find it so difficult to interact and not only consume but attribute to others online, I don’t even do it in my regular life.

The fact that Bonnie, Autumn and Sundi have created professional relationships through their online presence, inspires me and I’m determined to overcome my shyness and start having a stronger online presence, because presence creates opportunities and allows you to be in the conversations that you want to be.

After this talk we made a map where we wrote the social media that we used in our personal and professional life and classified them according to the way we used them; as visitors or as residents. This is my map:



Then I talked to my dad about this and asked him to report his experience with social media and technology, I liked the approach that he gave to the topic. If want to know how my dad feels about technology you can hear the audio below.