Default Homepages and Becoming
One specific way that that people can use online activity to redefine identity is through one's selection of a default homepage. This is not to say that everyone selects their default homepage for this reason, but merely to point it out as a possible motivation. For a while, I made the Pew Internet & American Life Project my default homepage because I wanted to make sure that I remain informed about cyberspace studies. Might it be possible that other people have chosen a default homepage to achieve the "inculcation of entire dispositions through a simultaneous training of the body, emotions, and reason" (Mahmood 2001: 212)?
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