Twitter and Alter Ego Identity

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Nowadays millennials are inclined with social media through the help of technology. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. are some of the examples, these applications are commonly used by the people right now. With this, people can create new identity.

Twitter is one of the popular social media applications that used by many. It gives 140-characters to express opinions and thoughts over the timeline. Most people use twitter to release stress and to share their moments to their followers. Due to the flexibility of the Twitter, others use it as a source of news and information. According to Sameer, Twitter is free from advertisement and its interface is very handy to use. On Twitter, you want only to follow people to get updates, news, tweet, re-tweet and messages.

However, no matter how twitter is flexible it still comes with disadvantage. Most of twitter accounts are fake which are made to cheat and harass someone (Sameer, n.d.).

In the Philippines, there is this underground community on Twitter, which are commonly used by male bisexuals, gays, and closeted gays to create new identity. For some people they did not know about this underground world on Twitter that are spreading among LGBT community.

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Alter ego world is the name of the underground community on Twitter. People create an alter account to use it as their secondary account to make new identity. An identity that no one knows them, to express their true selves without the fear of judgment.

In this blog, we are going to understand the culture of alter ego world. The reasons why they create an alter account and to break the common stereotype of the people in alter world that this community is only for sex and pleasure.

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