April 12th, 2007

vit_r

Q: Identity Management in Cyberspace / Level of Fantasy or Reality

Many people walk around in their f2f [face to face] lives wearing "masks" that are quite different than how they think and feel internally. All the time people are discovering things about their personality that they never realized before. Our daydreams and fantasies often reveal hidden aspects of what we need or wish to be. If people drop the usual f2f persona and bring to life online those hidden or fantasied identities, might not that be in some ways MORE true or "real"?

http://www.rider.edu/~suler/psycyber/identitymanage.html