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Chapter 5. Design for Ongoing Participat... > Enable Identity Management

Enable Identity Management

Everyone has an identity. Identity is what makes us who we are. Identity is the sum of the characteristics we recognize each other by. Eye color, height, personality, physical abilities, intelligence: these are some of the things that make up our identity. We take this identification for granted in the offline world.

Online, on the other hand, we have the freedom to represent ourselves in any way we choose. Since we’re not interacting face-to-face, we have total control over what identifying information we present.


  

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