Throughout this module I have become interested in convergence and how different forms of media have become integrated together on one platform; the concept of social media and the idea of dual identities or dual personalities has interested me the most.
I personally believe that individuals with social media accounts are trying to be as honest as they can but only to a certain extent. Some may use it as a way of escaping their real life others try to provide you with an image or perspective about their lives.
The main issue with this is that it all falls down to the way in which someone interprets information; for example some people may upload a photo of them with an alcoholic beverage, at the time they only wished to show they were having a good time. However, some may interpret this image and look at the alcoholic drink and create this interpretation of them being an alcoholic.
Therefore, it cannot necessarily be argued that the account holder always creates a dual identity for themselves, but being part of a network like social media others are bound to create an identity for you.
The Guardian have published an interesting article about identity titled : Online identity: is authenticity or anonymity more important?