I heard someone say that with all the time that we are spending online that we are losing individuality. The argument that they made is that we are spending so much time on these social sites that we are losing our individuality because we are just seeing our experience online in a social, community setting. We end up finding our identity in the community rather than our individuality.
We used to have this pseudo-anonymity thing where we would hide behind a screen name. We would make emails and screen names that show some hidden fake identity. We would do all kinds of crazy things behind the pseudo-anonymous name. Our behavior online lined up with our fake names.
Then we started using our real names. I’m not sure that our behavior changed much, but then we started sharing everything online. We started telling everyone what we ate and where we went. We shared everything online. We give it all away. I think that’s where this guy was coming from – that we lose our individuality because we share everything. Am I even making sense? Maybe I didn’t hear the guy right.
Is that even possible to lose our individuality? I don’t know. I gotta thing about it more I guess.