Sunday, April 22, 2012

How Does the Web Perceive You?

The Web is currently trying to take over people's identities and companies like Facebook are trying to reach this goal within the next few years.  It's frightening to think that the Web can have more control over your personal identity than you, yourself.  In my opinion, that's not the way it should be.  Facebook is creating our identity based on what we post and who we interact with, which lets us have almost complete control over.  Facebook is trying to create a single identity for each individual, and according to psychologists we have may identities.  Google is perceiving our identity based on what links we click on and what we search for.  We may not realize it, but what we do in our own private settings has an affect on us as well.  We may not consciously think of Google as creating an identity for us as much as Facebook.  We have to be cautious, realizing that everything we do on the Web is creating an image that reflects on who we are as a person.  Our Web identities could potentially hurt us in the future, or maybe they already do.

-Wrianna Besely

1 comment:

  1. I agree. I think I just wrote a piece something along these lines this past week. It's crazy and just ridiculous how much Facebook and other websites on the internet know about its users. It's almost an unfair advantage, especially if you want to bring up advertising. The thing is, how do we stop this? I feel like it's a non stop train. The only way it can stop is in a number of years when people just get tired of it.