A take-away from the article which has morphed into my generative term for the week is fluency. This idea about how many words are read and how many are skipped depending on the medium is interesting and something I do all the time…perhaps take for granted! Until this reading I hadn’t thought much about how I honed skills to ignore the extraneous and became savvy enough to know what shouldn’t be clicked.
I also found Marwick and Boyd’s imagined audience intriguing. Historically, I shy away from sharing myself on social media platforms (LinkedIn in the exception) but when I considered why I’ve done this I realized it is because of my imagined audience! Consequently, this concern with my digital identity has actually hindered my fluency with handling and navigating popular social media sites. I guess I’m still testing how safe I consider digital spaces to be, and a large part of that is the audience I’ve imagined...but likely isn’t!