Stop for a moment, and think about your identity.
What is it that makes you, you?
Is it your face in the mirror? What people who know you think of you? Your passport?
Now we get to the bit that should worry us.
Imagine someone steals your passport, and pretends to be you.
Now imagine someone hacks your Facebook, your Twitter, your online gaming account.
Which would bother you more?
I’m reaching the point that with every new online account I create, I feel like I’m horcruxing out my soul a little more, and with each site that dies a death (see Myspace and Bebo for details) I feel like a little bit more of me is left floating in cyberspace.
Wouldn’t it be better if we had just one account.
One online identity.
Something that was unmistakably and assuredly us.
I realize that it makes it that much easier for identity theft if there’s only one lock to pick to take everything we have, but is that not better than having unlinked data floating around, waiting to be eaten up?
All this talk of identity leads to an obvious question…
Who am I anyway?
Well, I’m Haem. I’m a 25 year old software developer with too much tech and not enough time in the day.
With the introductions out of the way, welcome. I hope to see you again soon. Bring a friend.
EDIT: I am happy to see that while a search for my online handle happily fills a page of Google, a search for my real secret identity only gets one result that’s actually me.