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Online identity


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Online identity

  1. 1. Online Identity Are you really connected to who you think you are?
  2. 2. What motivates people to present themselves differently online than in person? Talk about this question with your neighbor or group: http://www.vanseodesign. com/blog/wp- content/uploads/2010/11/identity.jpg
  3. 3. ○ People may do it to protect themselves, or simply to have fun. They also may do it to deceive others.
  4. 4. What consequences — positive or negative— might people experience if they present themselves differently online? Talk about this question with your neighbor or group:
  5. 5. ○ On the positive side, people may feel freer to be themselves and share their thoughts, or explore interests that they might not explore in real life. ○ On the downside, they may get into uncomfortable situations pretending to be someone else. Or, people may discover that they are lying about their true identity.
  6. 6. How can presenting oneself differently online impact other people? Talk about this question with your neighbor or group:
  7. 7. ○ Some people who take on a different identity online may feel freer to say hurtful comments that they wouldn't say in person, especially if they are acting anonymously. People may also lie, or exaggerate, which can create a climate of mean spiritedness or distrust online.