Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Facebook vs. reality

Using Facebook one can become anonymous; one can create an entirely new persona different to real life. Personalities, characteristics, even interests can be made up or skewed in a way that makes one look more appealing to their peers.

In all truth, one doesnt even need to describe a single thing about themselves honestly. Friends can be added without ever meeting in real life, and thus a "virtual world" engulfs many people into cyberspace.

1 comment:

Leo C said...

see my comment earlier, im not sure I buy the anonymous aspect since the friend network is created via opt-in permissions of others.

However, the facebook representation that a person puts out, in contrast to how they are in everyday life, could be very interesting.