FRANKIE MATHIESON: Do you think it's harder to know someone in the digital age?
OLIVIA SUDJIC: I do think it’s harder to know someone in the digital age if you have a predetermined idea of what they are like before you actually meet them. That multiple selves’ idea was not just about having an Instagram persona and a Twitter persona, it was also about the relationship we as individuals have with the internet itself, and how the internet thinks it knows us…
I remember one of those private thoughts as a stoned teenager circa 2005 that, for a few moments, seemed like a profound truth. I must’ve been on Wikipedia at the time, proving or disproving some hunch, when it occurred to me mid-fact-check that an internet connection would surely, in the not too distant future of information, make it impossible for people to lie; or that it would increase the chance of being caught out so that no sensible person would try.