IntroductionThe innovation, development and advancement oftechnologies has introduced us to digital worldhence Digital Identity. As mentioned, DigitalIdentity is any information about you online whichidentifies you. There are thousands of websites withdifferent aims, intentions and services. Almost everywebsite will require some information about us touse what they offer/provide as a service e.g.Name, email address, date of birth, picture, etc.
Advantages One of the main advantages of internet hence Digital Identity is it allows you to create bogus profile and blog anonymously. You can remain private and yet explore various opportunities. E.g. When you write a blog; a profile has to be produced resulting in creating your Digital Identity. However, most of the websites doesn’t validate whether you are providing your real or false information.
Advantages of anonymous There are various reasons why people choose to persist pseudonymous and blog or use any websites. If you decide to hide your true identity then it might be safer, secure and easier to comment or give your opinion on sensitive topics. However, it doesn’t mean you can say “whatever” you want and offend other people. As even if you “hide your real identity online”, your digital footprint can help others identify who you are, if necessary.
Professional/Employment “50-70% of HR people scan an individual’s Digital Identity during the hiring process. Of that group, 86% say a positive Digital Identity helps”. With Digital Identity, you can also build a positive online presence for profession opportunities; there are various sites i.e. LinkedIn, reed, etc, which allows individuals to present themselves to employers all over the world.
Digital Identity allows us to : to expand our network research more about the companies find different job opportunities give our potential employers to check our digital footprint and basically discover information about the jobs and sectors easily through other people.
Educational Digital Identity can be created for educational purposes too i.e. at University of Reading, we all have access to an email account. Similarly, Blackboard is also another website we use almost every day to check any announcements, additional information about the modules, assignments, grades, discussions on blackboard. RISIS portal, unicorn (library), timetabling, etc are other examples.
Internet or having DI makes it easier for us to research, explore or learn efficiently, effectively and inexpensively. The availability, resources and accessibility of having DI for educational purposes is indescribable as some the advantages of internet would also be advantages of having DI. i.e. for group projects such as Drop Box, Google Docs, Facebook, Emails, etc can be used: again, Digital Identity needs to be created to use these applications.
Personal Social networking sites such as Facebook, Skype and Hotmail has made it easier to keep connected with families, friends, and relatives all over the world. To communicate, connect and interact Digital Identity is crucial to use some of the applications, tools and technologies online. There are many advantages of using various sites while developing your Digital Identity.