Professors at Northwestern University are training students to build online identities that can advance their academic and professional careers.
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Another story about whether the youth are internet-savy or not... But the best part of this story is in the comments. Here are a few.
Aren't we overdoing it with internet control? Honestly, when I meet someone in person, I don't reduce them to their internet presence, which can be made up, misunderstood, maliciously manipulated or otherwise compromised. The human being in front of me commands more respect than its digital avatar. If you try to control your online activities too much you will stifle the development of your personality. Too much control can be detrimental to cultural development in general. So, maybe this isn't a very important topic to teach. We should teach more Kant instead and keep asking ourselves about the essence of truth, its artificial environments, the "truth" of live media, presence, grammatology, and other such silly philosophical questions...
- jem2222 Henry Vandenburgh • 5 days ago
It can be used to foster creativity, but that is not its purpose. The purpose these days is to make money, in some cases extraordinary, obscene amounts of it. Casual? It makes no sense to be casual when one is surrounded by bullies, data miners, extortionists, identity thieves, etc."