Karla - posted on 01/20/2012 ( 31 moms have responded )
On a few social networks I've seen people say that it doesn't matter what they say on the Internet because "the Internet is not real."
It's as though they look at these exchanges among (yes real) people as though they are playing an off-line Sims game.
So if, while playing the Sims, I make a Sim/avitar and I decide to make that Sim fight with a neighboring Sim the neighboring Sim is controlled by the computer and that's not real.
But if I'm on Facebook, or CoM, or Twitter, and I decide to fight with another avitar... that avitar is controlled by a person so I am fighting with another human being, and that is real.
Granted there are some people who create false profiles for the fun of it, and to mess around, but I assume first that every profile is backed by a real person. And isn't this why CoM has the T.H.U.M.P.S. rules, to help prevent people getting hurt feelings?
How do you treat your profiles on social networks?
Am I "real" in your eyes?