Are you really “you” online?
We asked around for stories of digital alter egos — secret identities that people maintain on the web and try to keep separate from their real life identities.
And it turns out there are lots of reasons — some good, some nefarious, some maybe both — for someone to have alternate personas online.
On this episode we share stories of Catfishers, sock puppets, and digital doppelgangers.
Photo courtesy of carbonnyc
Music courtesy of Podington Bear, MCJackinthebox, Blue Dot Sessions, and David Szesztay
This episode featured Sara M. Watson, Jonmy Sun, and Vivek Krishnamurthy
This week’s episode produced by Daniel Dennis Jones and Elizabeth Gillis, with oversight from Gretchen Weber, and extra help from Adam Holland, Tiffany Lin, Rebekah Heacock Jones, Annie Pruitt, and Carey Andersen.