Individuals have the power and/or option to create one’s own persona. One’s actions, consumption, lifestyle etc. create an evolving persona which, when interpreted by others, becomes that individuals own identity. With the advent of online social media, one currently possesses the power and or option to create a complimentary persona of their choosing. This actively constructed personality may enhance or redefine one’s persona. This self-constructed online persona can be updated and manipulated by the individual at any time and is supported by other individual online persona interaction.
One definitive illustration of online persona is the far-reaching experiment of Facebook. It is this platform of updateable personal sharing that enables the individual simple and effective persona construction tools. Online persona is documented in a many ways on Facebook. Often the most powerful persona shaping occurs in user status updates. A collection of these interactive status updates illustrates a calculated example of ones intentional persona creation.