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In these last 2 weeks of the Unit we are really focusing on the production of our research portfolios and I have finally decided on an overall question which covers all my research:

How has Myspace created new opportunites for self-representation?

I think that’s pretty clear and allows me the scope to talk about all the areas I’ve looked at, including my main area, self portraiture (and the digital image). I must now concentrate on getting my blog up-to-date and filling in all the missing sections.

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Last Thursday Andrea Rota spoke to us about issues of copyright and creative commons. As a result we all added a Creative Commons license to our blogs to protect our ideas without restricting their use for others research. There seem to be mixed feeling towards the ideas of copyrighting in the Blogsphere. Full copyright, i would seem to many, goes against the nature of blogging and the idea of sharing information, copy and pasting from one blog to another. There seems to be more support for Creative Commons where the user is able to choose the level of protection and ideas can be shared as long as there is adequate attribuition to the author. This is particularly relevant for a research blog, such as this.

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