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Have your social media account ever been hacked before? Well, I do. But before that, let us know more about online identity. Since the Internet became part of our daily lives, online identities become an important factor we portrait ourselves the way we want the virtual world to view us.
Does it matter?
It represents who you are real life and how others judge you. In the past, we use social media as a platform to stay connected and communicate with people. As the technology improves, social media become a platform to socialize and even use as a tool to source for potential workers. 70 percent of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring. (Lauren Salm, 2017)
The start of this year, my Instagram account was hacked. What mistake did I make?
Source (R.L. Adams, 2017)
As individuals interact with a number of online sites and services which require an account (username and password) to access, thus, most of my accounts have the same password. Clearly, I was too naive to think that having one password-fits-all will not be an issue.
We assumed that having one online identity will be ideal for each individual as our image would be consistent and authentic but personally would think that we cannot ‘truly’ be ourselves as we need to maintain certain expectations of how we are online.
in psychological terms there is no difference between the meaning of these dematerialised digital artefacts and our physical possessions – they both help us express important aspects of our identity to others and these identity claims provide the core ingredients of our digital reputation.
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Above shows my online identity that I categorize into professional and social identity. Having multiple platforms allows us to show a different side of us to different people who you are comfortable with. Different sites, different audiences, different purposes. (Nicole Lee, 2016) Ultimately, everyone has a different preference for how they want to manage their online identity, it is all up to the individual to decide.
How would you portrait yourself to the other world?
Nicole Lee – Having multiple online identities is more normal than you think, engadget [online] Available: https://www.engadget.com/2016/03/04/multiple-online-identities/
Lauren Salm – 70% of employers are snooping candidates’ social media profiles [online] Available: https://www.careerbuilder.com/advice/social-media-survey-2017
Future Learn – What is your network identity? [online] Available: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/learning-network-age/3/steps/263025
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic – How different are your online and offline personalities?, theguardian [online] Available: https://www.theguardian.com/media-network/2015/sep/24/online-offline-personality-digital-identity
Aleks Krotoski – Online identity: is authenticity or anonymity more important?, [online] Available: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2012/apr/19/online-identity-authenticity-anonymity