Have you ever experienced knowing someone through their online persona and finding that they’re someone completely different in person? I know I have.
So how similar are you to your online persona?
Persona is defined as “
In it’s simplest form, persona is the self you portray to others, based on how you want to be perceived. Persona is demonstrated through the online self largely through Instagram, where many ‘Insta-famous’ celebrities have inputted their opinions on the topic.
A famous example of an Insta-celebrity confessing to creating a ‘fake’ online persona is Essena O’Neill. O’Neill is an Australian teen who was famous on Instagram, before she ‘quit’ the platform, claiming her online persona had become much too fake and that she no longer felt she was reflecting her true self online.
For more information on Essena O’Niell’s rebellion against online persona, see below:
Until next time, that’s this week Pinned.