After reading more about online identity in my classmate’s blog, I feel that there are points that I am lacking which they brought up.
One of those is able to discuss issues online through multiple online identities. In luna’s post, she stated that users are able to participate in forums without disclosing personal information. I feel that maybe online identities could be link to users being a visitor or resident. For example, as a visitor they aren’t interested in getting so involved in the internet hence they will create an fake online identity just to acquire information they need online. Also when having multiple online identities, there will be tendencies of forgetting all the identities you have like the username and password.
Also one issues that I feel is important when having more than one online identities is online security. In Audrey’s post, she showed a video of the consequences if we don’t increase our online security. Even though we create different online identities for different purposes, we still must be wary of whatever we post. Because whatever is uploaded in the internet, it can never be erase hence we should always be careful not to post bank information or personal records that you wouldn’t want people to know online.
As a marketer, there are some benefits and drawbacks as well. For example, in crystal’s post, she mention that marketers are able to find online profile with authenticity and big community engagement for advertising as it will reflect well on their brand.
Overall, after reading through my friend’s thoughts, I feel that there isn’t a right or wrong having multiple online identities is how we make use of it.
With that we say goodbye to online identities and if you have a few minutes to spare watch this video of this of how a online identity can ruin your relationship.
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