Woven Together Differently

Adventures in social media enlightenment


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What gets lost in the social museum?

Image by iwillbehomesoon. Used under a Creative Commons 2.0 license.

Image by iwillbehomesoon. Used under a Creative Commons 2.0 license.

One of the things that fascinates me about social media is the way in which people use it to present a version of themselves to the world. Your social media profile is an opportunity to curate and present a particular vision of who you are. You choose the most flattering photos and untag yourself from the unflattering ones. You share only those parts of your life that you feel portray you in the right light. Even sharing everything is a choice. Continue reading

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My life on Facebook: a look back at the last 7 years

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Last Tuesday Facebook celebrated its 10th birthday. Relative to human years, it sounds very young, but it feels as though Facebook has always been around. It is almost hard to believe that just 10 years ago it wasn’t a part of most people’s lives.

Anyone who uses Facebook will probably have noticed friends posting their Facebook Look Back films. Your short film shows you highlights from your time on Facebook, accompanied by rousing music. I had to laugh at mine – apparently one of my most Liked updates ever is the one about the time I found a £5 note whilst out jogging – but I’ve enjoyed watching those of friends and family. Seeing photos of friendships, weddings and babies is bound to bring a smile to ones face. Continue reading