Moudhi AL-Jamea

Digital Identity In Social Media

Online users tend to create their own digital identity that does not necessarily equal their physical identity. They can be categorized against the type and quantity of information they share online (fake, professional, real)/ (private/public). In the online space inattentive users may become victims of identity theft through trojans and fishing. Nevertheless, although numbers of identity theft are rising, numbers of social media users (twitter specifically) are rising.     

Al-Jamea tackles several questions amongst which are:

  1. Does a digital identity equal a physical identity?
  2. How can one steal your identity?