The End of the Real You Online

“The notion of being able to communicate with dozens or hundreds or thousands or tens of thousands or more (!) people in real time speaks directly to the power of the internet. But think about how crazy this is if you’re trying to convey the ‘real’ you to this audience. It just doesn’t work and it never was going to. It was all a lie wrapped in a dream. You weren’t built to scale.”

It’s amazing how much the internet has changed in such a relatively short period of time and the ways we’ve changed along with it.

M.G. Siegler explores one of these changes and suggests it may no longer make sense to share the “real you” online.

He wonders if young people have already figured this out which is why so many of them use closed private accounts, and are more careful about who they let into their online world and what they share.

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