Network Identity: what is it? What allows ti to be created?
- an identity that is recognized through a network, suchs as the internet or an
Not just any network?
It is essential to appreciate the kind of network from which this identity has
spawned (or been manufactured).
These networks are physical but also virtual, interactive and, as a result, have
the potential to be very dynamic.
Webbased forms of alliance building are new forms of communications
1. real time information, scrutiny
the use of Zapatista's digital communication has placed them part from social
movement of the past: accelerating and extending communications and
undercutting the power of traditional media
− more so in earlier stages
− the networks (traditional) use social movements a well now
These wired sub-cultures encourage members to redefine and represent
themselves, stimulating participants to experiment with identiy construction
network identities, like network cause such as anti-globaization, are diverse,
evolving, and decentralized. (Russel 561)
-decentered identities develop in respone to power, to the loss of control people
feel in the world increasingly shaped by transnational corporations, organizations
The new media provides space that can be described as “decentered, free
floating, and anarachic”
three myths have “bee