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Reflecting on Online Identities

Source by Phoebe Taylor made on Piktochart As an active social media user and soon to be unemployed graduate, analysing the benefits and drawbacks of online identities has proved to be very important for my future. From my post, I developed an understanding of the difference between single and multiple identities, concluding that multiple identities are more beneficial in present day. However, my conclusion slightly altered after reading my peers’ posts. Continue reading →

Reflecting on Online Identities

Source by Phoebe Taylor made on Piktochart As an active social media user and soon to be a job-hunting graduate, analysing the benefits and drawbacks of online identities has proved to be very important for my future. From my post, I developed an understanding of the difference between single and multiple identities, concluding that multiple identities are more beneficial in present day. However, my conclusion slightly altered after reading my peers’ posts. Continue reading →

Single Identity Vs Multiple Online Identities

Peter Steiner’s cartoon illustration, Fleishman (2000) When the web started out, it was easy to be anonymous online (as shown in Steiners‘ cartoon). But as our dependence and use of the web increases, so has the importance of how we present ourselves online. Individuals must now carefully consider how they identify themselves, as online identities are becoming an extension of our personal lives (Costa and Torres, 2011).  Slideshow by Phoebe Taylor, uploaded via Slideshare. Continue reading →

Keep it private

This week’s topic was really eye-opening, as it focused on an area of digital identity that we don’t consider. Making one wrong choice online could potentially negatively affect us for life. After reading many of my peers’ posts, I have realised that my idea of having multiple identities is very different from others. However, the majority did agree that having a single identity was not as advantageous. Continue reading →

Who Are You Going to Be Today?

Image: Getty Images Design: Ashley Britton/SheKnows In my previous post, we uncovered what it means to have multiple identities online: the fact that we need them to get jobs, we curate them for our followers or we protect them for the freedom of self-expression. We concluded that it is also very important to be wary of where our personal information ends up. Continue reading →

IDS: a reflection

This past week has taught me a lot about online identity – the management, the lasting effect, the benefits and drawbacks of online identity. But what stands out to me is the importance of having an online professional identity. Whilst this is not a requirement for all, on reflection, I feel that this topic has made it a requirement for me. Continue reading →

IDS: a reflection

This past week has taught me a lot about online identity – the management, the lasting effect, the benefits and drawbacks of online identity. But what stands out to me is the importance of having an online professional identity. Whilst this is not a requirement for all, on reflection, I feel that this topic has made it a requirement for me. Continue reading →

Single Identity vs Multiple Indentites:Reflection

I found this week’s topic to be very eye-opening. It made me realize the importance of correctly managing my online identities and the possible negative repercussion that can arise from my digital activities. While I explored the differences between single and multiple identities in my previous post, I mainly focused on the benefits and drawbacks to an individual’s personal and professional lives whereas many of my peers emphasized aspects such as identity theft. Continue reading →

Single Identity vs Multiple Indentites:Reflection

I found this week’s topic be very eye-opening. It made me realize the importance of correctly managing my online identities and the possible negative repercussion that can arise from my digital activities. While I explored the differences between single and multiple identities in my previous post, I mainly focused on the benefits and drawbacks to an individual’s personal and professional lives whereas many of my peers emphasized aspects such as identity theft. Continue reading →

Reflection on Topic 3

  A different approach… After reading other blogs it became apparent that I took an alternative approach to others when using the theoretical work of Goffman and impression management as a way of evaluating the use of a single online identity vs multiple online identities. From this perspective the use of multiple identities is a natural phenomenon that allows us to maintain good impressions with different audiences, professional and personal. Continue reading →

Reflection on Single vs Multiple Identity

Which is better? At first, I thought having multiply identities was the best option as individuals can create different profiles or accounts to suit different audiences. After reading Nikhita’s Blog and looking at her comparison between Mark Zuckerberg and Christopher Poole I was more open towards the benefits of anonymity. Poole noted that people can be authentic through anonymity as they are more comfortable in expressing their true opinions without consequences (Lindsey, 2011). Continue reading →

Reflecting On My Online Reflection

INTRODUCTION AND INITIAL OBSERVATION One thing I can say for sure is that after this topic, I have the pros and cons of different online identities on my fingertips. And the more posts I came across, the more my understanding of those identities increased. I observed that single and multiple online identities are on far ends of the spectrum, both starkly different from one another. This is what stimulated me to think of a common ground to bind both together. Continue reading →

Reflecting on my Identity, or Both of Them?

The Influence of Others I found the topic this week really interesting, I especially enjoyed reading other peoples blogs as I quickly came to realise that everyone was approaching the topic differently. Where as I focused on the difference between self presentation and self promotion (Dijck (2013), and the positives and negatives of multiple and single identities. Continue reading →

This Burrito is Real

The burrito may just be the ultimate food form. A beautifully balanced meal, with carbohydrates, protein and as much vegetabley goodness as can be packed in, all conveniently wrapped up in foil to create a package that can be consumed anywhere without utensils and with minimal mess. And they’re real. xkcd 1269: Privacy Opinions We often understate the value of reality. Continue reading →

Identity in the digital society: a never-ending story.

  Do we all need to create multiple online identities? Since the growing number of incidents like Justine Sacco’s tweet and the data breach scandal from Cambridge Analytica, it was no surprise to see many posts favoured the use of multiple/anonymous online identities.  Additionally, it was interesting to see many of us took different approaches to analyse single and multiple online identities (as shown in the graph below). Continue reading →