Juliet: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet."
The uses of the web seem endless. Everyone is busy creating ways to represent our shared knowledge spaces. This is such a wonderfully creative period of time in which to live. I am having so much fun with all of the new tools that come my way.
One of my students in the Pepperdine's Learning Technologies Program, Michael Truong, shared the personas link with me. And of course, the first thing one is compelled to do from curiosity is check one's own identity. What does the net know about who I am? What's in a name? Since my name combination is somewhat unique, the things pulled up all seemed to be linked to me.
I then tried a few of my colleagues and I can see that they share identities with many different people. For example, I was surprised to learn that my colleague, Paul Sparks is a 5th grader school leader, a veteran of the gulf war, an investment banker, a deadpan actor, a pilot, a misfit, he has cancer, and at 61 sold his drug store all while serving with me as co-chair of the learning technologies program at Pepperdine. I had no idea...
But of course it is fun to to watch the internet find all of the connections. For me, it was a speed trip though my life on the net. So take a break and see what sense the internet makes of your name.