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You Are Not Your Name and Photo: A Call to Re-Imagine Identity | Epicenter | Wired.com

Christopher “moot” Poole, creator of the controversial bulletin board 4chan, gives one of the most insightful talks about identity on the web I’ve ever heard. He argues, and warns about the problem of only having the option of only one fixed identity. Social networks like Facebook, he explains, are convinced on the idea that you are only one person. I remember reading Mark Zuckerberg saying that presenting different identities to different people is unethical and dishonest. Poole argues, which any human being would agree, that we are more multifaceted than what Facebook and other social networks think we are, or like us to be. It’s not a question of anonymity vs real profiles. The problem is not having a choice to be who we want to be or to present ourselves the way we want to be seen.