Through Deviant Acts

Jonas elaborates on his thoughts from last night: “Online, aside from the at-large setting of basic benchmarks, smaller groups exist by standards, means, and goals different from the unwired world. The acquisition of capital, the achievement of goals, is possible only through those means or through deviant acts unrelated to acts that might be perceived as deviant in other social settings. In fact, perfectly acceptable and normal behavior online might appear deviant to outside, offline, observers.”

He links to Darren and Betsy, both of which I have commented on. Betsy has recently clarified her stance on personal blogging: “your blog shouldn't make some cipher in Human Resources afraid of getting in trouble if they hire you.”