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#513 Online Identities (Repeat)

November 8, 2022

This week we’re bring you ‘Online Identities,’ an episode from 2016. With Elon Musk taking on the mantle of Twitter CEO, there has been a renewal in conversations about the future of social media and the uses of platforms like Twitter. As a result, we wanted to take the time to bring back this exploration of online identity – maybe it’ll remind us all that if Twitter does implode, it won’t be the end of the world.

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It’s 2016, so it’s more than likely you have an online identity. In fact, you may struggle to remember a world without the  internet, without a way for your followers to echo your political views, to see what you had for lunch, and to keep up to date on how #blessed you are. But what’s behind the profile pics and status updates? And what can we learn about our real world selves from it?

This week we’re dedicating the entire episode to a feature-length documentary, a beautiful and in-depth look at who we become online from Melbourne-based producer Jess Fairfax.

Executive Producer: Selena Shannon

Vic State Coordinator: Bethany Atkinson-Quinton

Presenter: Michael Brydon

Image: Flickr creative commons user Jared Cherub