Online Persona

People use social media to share opinions, moments, and experiences as a means of expressing themselves publicly in multiple ways.

This accumulation of content can establish an individual’s online persona and significantly influence how people perceive us as individuals.

But are these online personas a true representation of ourselves?

Personally, I think that our social media platforms can share different facets of who we are, but they are not a true representations of our personalities.

In reality, we choose what we post to media platforms, what people see and don’t see. People have the ability to exclude aspects of their lives, and embellish others.

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{Meme created by me here}

Further reading: https://www.theguardian.com/media-network/2015/sep/24/online-offline-personality-digital-identity

 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi Kara,
    Your blog post, “Online Persona”, was very concise and detailed how one’s online persona may differ between different media platforms. I would suggest delving further into this notion in order to provide readers with a deeper understanding of this topic. For example, the following article, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/r-kay-green/the-social-media-effect-a_b_3721029.html, focuses on the following issue, “Are we really presenting who we are or are we presenting a hyper-idealistic version of ourselves?”. This article may be of interest to you as it implicitly discusses how one’s online persona (“ideal self) may dramatically differ from one’s real persona (“real self”). The incorporation of your original meme further connoted the relationship between reality and one’s persona, suggesting people may have separate online identities to their real life identities. In addition to your post, I would suggest incorporating a specific example of how individual’s may manipulate others as a result of their online personas, or how individuals create “fake” online identities to copy another person’s persona. The following article, https://www.buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/this-is-why-people-create-false-identities-on-the-internet?utm_term=.bhdvV7AE7#.yx1MKnp3n, looks into this idea and specifically outlines how, “we have different selves that relate to different environments and individuals”. Furthermore, I would suggest incorporating a few more visual images (memes/gifs) or videos to further emphasise the topic you are discussing, this will help to engage reader’s. Overall, your blog post was well – written and clearly identified how individual’s have the power to create their own persona on various media channels, alluding to the argument surrounding whether or not social media creates a “false sense of self”.
    Brittany

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  2. Mayana jolin says:

    Hey Kara, this is a great blog with a large amount of information involving the advancement of persona. I agree with you how the online persona has changed the society. It was great you keep the language simple. For future references, I suggest you use more different mediums meaning. Probably try to use more gifs or videos. It will attractive audiences’ attention. You have a clear written blog.
    Thanks for sharing:)

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  3. Hi Kara,
    Your blog post, “Online Persona”, was very concise and detailed how one’s online persona may differ between different media platforms. I would suggest delving further into this notion in order to provide readers with a deeper understanding of this topic. For example, the following article, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/r-kay-green/the-social-media-effect-a_b_3721029.html, focuses on the following issue, “Are we really presenting who we are or are we presenting a hyper-idealistic version of ourselves?”. This article may be of interest to you as it implicitly discusses how one’s online persona (“ideal self) may dramatically differ from one’s real persona (“real self”). The incorporation of your original meme further connoted the relationship between reality and one’s persona, suggesting people may have separate online identities to their real life identities. In addition to your post, I would suggest incorporating a specific example of how individual’s may manipulate others as a result of their online personas, or how individuals create “fake” online identities to copy another person’s persona. Furthermore, I would suggest incorporating a few more visual images (memes/gifs) or videos to further emphasise the topic you are discussing, this will help to engage reader’s. Overall, your blog post was well – written and clearly identified how individual’s have the power to create their own persona on various media channels, alluding to the argument surrounding whether or not social media creates a “false sense of self”.
    Brittany

    Liked by 1 person

  4. tfattore says:

    Loving your posts Kara 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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