In the physical world, I am Dr. Michelle Ferrier, a professor at Elon University in Elon, NC. My digital identity as Michelle Ferrier is one that I have cultivated for many years. I have also used the online name of “mediaghosts” for several years. My research interests include issues of digital identity, online communities and social media.
In previous lives, I have been a columnist, political campaign manager, editor and nonprofit manager. I continue to maintain multiple identities both online and off.