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More than one online identity: adv. and disav.

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WHY HAVE MORE THAN ONE ONLINE IDENTITY?
ADVANTAGES
Anonymity is becoming increasingly harder to maintain online (Costa and Torres, 2011) Having several online identities allows users to remain anonymous by restricting the amount of information they share on each site The ability to be anonymous also allows people to explore their creativity and operate online outside of how they usually would (Krotoski, 2012)
nonymity
A
  articipation
P
By having more than one online identity, people are able to participate on numerous online platforms as their "multiple selves" (Casserly, 2011)
DISADVANTAGES
    uthenticity
A
Mark Zuckerberg stated that having multiple identities online exhibits a "'lack of integrity'" (Gannes, 2011) Having an online identity on several platforms can make a person hard to trust because it's difficult to decipher which persona best represents their true identity