My Virtual Persona

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I’ve always been cognizant of the fact that many people have a tendency to hide behind fake personas online. I don’t mean to imply that most people are untruthful, per se. In fact, I doubt it is even a conscious thought for most. For whatever reason, it is easier to express opinions online, and ultimately express ideas and thoughts via the web that one would likely think twice about before saying in person. Whether we choose to admit it or not, we all have ‘avatar’ versions of ourselves that come out in the virtual realms that we actively participate in.

In every day life, I tend to be reserved and quiet around those I am not yet familiar or comfortable with. These boundaries are a bit more lax when it comes to communication via the social web, though. Where I may bite my tongue in person, and consider the consequences…

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