At the digital ID conference, I met for the first time, or got to know better, a whole bunch of folks whose identities were formerly, to me, mainly digital, including:
Most of us have weblogs into which we project a lot of ourselves. As a result, face-time is different than it otherwise would be. Our digital identities precede us, and create a rich context for live discourse.
One of the questions arising from this conference was: "Why do people, as opposed to governments and corporations, care about digital identity?" The positive social effects of reputation awareness are surely part of the answer.
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