Online personas: Is technology redefining human identity for good?

Manti Te'o during 2010 game against USC.Considering it’s just the singular and plural forms of the same word, the difference in definition of ‘identity’ and ‘identities’ is a particularly interesting one to think about. Ask someone how they would define their identity, and that’s quite a deep, thought-provoking question that requires a considered answer.

Yet ask them about what ‘identities’ they adopt for varying situations and the response is a lot more trivial; people happily alternate between different ‘identities’; even priding themselves in how they do so.

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