2011-12 w-131 micro2

2011-12 w-131 micro2 - Dennis Uzar Sarah Hopfer W-131 21...

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Dennis Uzar Sarah Hopfer W-131 21 September 2011 Internet and Identity Jeffrey Rosen’s The Naked Crowd discusses the effects of internet on personal identity. He explains how in today’s society privacy is a thing of the past and people tend to expose themselves to the public in ways that would make them seem appealing to strangers. This means, when presented in a specific manner on the internet that person must try to mimic his or her reputation in their everyday lives to uphold a sense of sincerity. Another aspect of internet altering personal identity is the ongoing urge by society for a person to create a “personal brand” for themselves to stand out from the crowd, but to do this one must manipulate their identity to fit with a specific type of brand that will market themselves well. With this ongoing trend people are feeling more and more pressure to change themselves in accordance with what information about themselves is public.
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course ENG-W 131 taught by Professor Neal during the Spring '08 term at Indiana.

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