My sharing activities have shifted this year. I used to share lots of things everywhere. I've written thousands of blog posts on multiple blogs. I used to present (and attend) at lots of events. But this year, that changed.
My circle of trust and sharing, while expanding via social networks, is also narrowing. The things that are important to me, I do not share as much. Yesterday I was interviewing someone for my academic research on the Future of Transactions, something I have actively studied for 10 months. And until a few weeks ago, no body knew. That's so not heathervescent. Or is it.
You see, the identity that's here on the Internet, is not my full or complete identity. That's no surprise, I suppose. Whereas many people keep their personal identity private and their professional one public, I and just the contrarian. And while I do make remarks from time to time about my 5 hour engineering meetings, or stressing out over bug testing, or how I feel I've did some of my best product design this summer... I don't actively talk about that.
Nor have I necessarily talked about my Impossible Futures, a project I began last spring. Nor about my academic research that I plan to make public early next year.
It's a strange thing. And I should begin to remedy it, because the world will be better with these shared futures.