When writing about this topic the focus was about the differences between single and multiple identities, however after reading more into it and reading the comments made on my post I found there was more of a debate on the concept of anonymous accounts. Sam‘s comment on my blog questioned the idea of whether the dark web had more drawbacks than benefits while Joanna also commented on the problem of anonymity. Sam agreed in the fact we need the dark web, while Joanna agreed that more needs to be done and it pays to be as authentic as possible.
Tom’s comment lead me to the Guardian website which shows how you could securely send information to the newspaper anonymously, such as SecureDrop which does not record where things came from (Hoyland and Fenn, 2018). This made me lean towards the idea of people being anonymous whilst not actually being in favour of being anonymous online myself.
As a single identity user, I always thought that I had a disadvantage to multiple identity users who split their professional and personal lives online. However Sam’s reply to my comment on his blog reassured me that sometimes employers prefer single identity users that can show off their personality and skills in one place depending on the profession. One of the ways I mentioned in my post about blogging was recommended as it helps show creativity and passion (The Employable, 2014).
After reading a bit more into it, I still would much rather prefer having a single identity online. However, I am more open to the idea of keeping my professional and private life separate as Jeremy’s blog states how this is essential for single identity users.
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My comment on Jeremy’s post here.
My comment on Sam’s post here.
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BBC Guides. (2016). What is the dark web and is it a threat?. [online] Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z9j6nbk [Accessed 22 Apr. 2018].
Hoyland, L. and Fenn, C. (2018). Contact the Guardian securely. [online] the Guardian. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/help/ng-interactive/2017/mar/17/contact-the-guardian-securely [Accessed 29 Apr. 2018].