Digital Identity panel (WHO AM I?)

I really enjoyed the panel about digital identity. I think it’s a very interesting topic! I was pretty excited to see catfish incorporated into the discussion too, that’s one of my favorite shows! Anyways, personally, myself, I am two different people on twitter, and facebook. The reason behind this is because my family and people from my church are on my friends list on facebook, therefore I have to actually ”watch my character.” Twitter, now that’s another story. I can freely express myself and post all the random thoughts that come to mind. I honestly don’t think anyone would really know how to take me if they compared my facebook and my twitter. Sometimes I even look at it, and I’m just amazed at how different they are and I wonder if anyone notices it. Is there any such thing as a digital identity crisis, because that’s what it looks like I’m going through if you just decided to compare them.

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  1. Good point. I think it’s normal to adapt our behavior, our outward projection of our identities, to different situations. What other people see is always a partial view of us, or an edited version of who we are. I think that why danah boyd said Facebook is a weird place – because it brings together people from all different parts of our lives, we try to act in a way that fits in all of them. Which is not what we do in real life.

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