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Pages: 6359-6368
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3822-2
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2013
Location: Barcelona, Spain

I AM MYSELF AND MY AVATAR: IDENTITY, IDENTIFICATION AND WEB 2.0

C. Desbouts

Salesian Pontifical University (ITALY)
This article presents the problem of identity and identification in the web 2.0. Considering diverse psychological perspectives, the author faces to the problem of personal rappresentation in virtual worlds and its influences in identity building in the real world. The article comes to an open conclusion, presenting the reader with some questions to answer either from the psychological and pedagogical point of view.

Nicknames, usernames, passwords, profiles, avatars are terms that have become part of everyday vocabulary for almost all those who, for one reason or another, spend most of the time in cyberspace.
One password gives us access to a profile, which, in turn, makes us visible to other netizens. What if this profile does not coincide with who we really are?, What if only partly coincide?
Web 2.0 by definition allows us to interact with others, let our comment be written on a photo, video or text, tell others whether we like it or not, if we are eating churros in a bar in Madrid, etc. But it also allows us to appear 20 years younger, change our sex, introduce ourselves as successful managers or simple clerks... in short, allows us to identify - and be identified by others - with pictures totally or partially different from those which corresponds to reality . This process creates our e-personality.
This article aims to provide some clues that allow us to reflect on issues of identity and identification, the corporality and possible questions and educational implications of these issues.
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C. Desbouts (2013) I AM MYSELF AND MY AVATAR: IDENTITY, IDENTIFICATION AND WEB 2.0, EDULEARN13 Proceedings, pp. 6359-6368.
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