Great piece on social media and identity
There are 2.1 billion Internet users worldwide, 555 million websites, more than 800 million Facebook accounts, 225 million Twitter accounts, over 164 million blogs – those numbers are still growing. Do our social networking sites show the truth about us? Is it possible to hide our weaknesses and highlight our strengths on every single profile we have on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Facebook and Myspace? Finally, do all our social media profiles have a uniform look?
There is a huge number of information you can learn about people by looking at their profiles. Status updates and posts present thoughts, opinions and everything else that their authors want to tell us about themselves. From shared music and videos we can learn how someone feels or what mood he/she is in. Pictures tell us about their owner’s way of spending free time, places where they relax and people they do it with. Friends…
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