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The Internet also presents opportunities for people to manage their online personas, for example with brief and informal written descriptions (Wallace, 1999).A key feature of online impression management is increased control over self–presentation.
One does not need to be proficient in computer programming to design a simple online profile as a means to interact with others.
Like SNSs, many chat rooms afford members the opportunity to create a profile and it is likely that many first impressions will be based on the information presented there.
One would expect that many chat room users would choose whether or not to interact with another member on the basis of the information presented in their profile.
For these reasons, one might expect the type of information that chat room users make available about themselves to differ from the profiles on other online applications (for example, SNSs or blog sites).
Motivations for creating profiles in nonymous environments (in other words, environments in which personal identity information is readily available), such as personal Web pages and social networking sites, may also differ from those who choose to create a profile in an environment in which users may remain anonymous.