Notes of a She-Hack Sunday inquiry November 16, 2008 TZT 4 Comments Have you ever presented yourself as anyone other than yourself on the Internet? If so, who and why? How detailed were you? Subscribe in a reader Copyright Tracy Zollinger Turner, Tinymantras.com, 2009. Related Posts:No Related PostsSay something, would you? (via Facebook or Wordpress): comments
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I haven’t but back in my magazine days part of my job was monitoring our enormous online community and oh boy did we have some crazy liars on there. Because it was a pregnancy site, people would come back knowing the audience turned over at least every nine months.
I have a few stories of people who were lying on the internets but this box is too small to go much into them.
Here’s a post I did (and a component of the book I’m working) about that topic if you’re interested.
Dawn – Mid-1990s, I used to hang out in anonymous web dens where people intentionally became whoever they wanted to be. It was fun, except when it wasn’t, but those were the ground rules. Lying on a pregnancy site seems wild to me.
Andy – Wow – I’ll have to check that out when my brain isn’t smarting from cold air and bass guitar!
Hmm. I play a fake writer on the internet almost every day.