The first task was to create a new online presence, I spent some time thinking about this and over all over thinking this, wanting to make a robotics work presence that I could then continue. However in the end I decided that as I had never used a lot of the online social networking sites I would make a preliminary online identity to just test all the ways I could spread my name for free, from twitter and myspace to blogs and free websites. This however has not effected the google search for my chosen alias “espionagelime” which remains to have 5 hits.
From this I have been thinking about how other pieces I have done online, for my artistic alias I have found about 9 hits in the first 2 search pages of google and for my real name 2 hits over the first 2 pages.
Home for the weekend I decided to read the Guardian my parents bought and the first article I found to read was in the weekend magazine ‘Sick note: Faking illness online’ which can also be found here ~ http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/feb/26/faking-illness-online-munchausen
The article speaks about an issue arising, “Some psychiatrists have started using the term Münchausen by internet(MBI) to describe this behaviour” where some people come up with various online illnesses to get attention and support from others, with no want for money just attention, sometimes having big impacts on those who keep up with the many false identities.