said 9 months, 3 weeks ago:
Thanks for the query. The primary aim of the research is to understand the relationship between identity and location. One of the objectives is to understand whether people actively project their identity through location-sharing systems like Foursquare, Facebook and Twitter. Are the types of places we share a reflection of who we are as individuals? In other words, is where you are a reflection of who you are?
Part of the research is also to understand how identity is managed in location-sharing software. In everyday life, we may have many facets of identity. For example, typical behaviour in family, work and social situations may vary considerably. The expectations on an individual in each of these roles can also be very different. How do people manage different ‘facets’ of identity through location? Does this affect location-sharing decisions and behaviour?
PS. I’d love to get your thoughts on the research!