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Post by JokerJamie on Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:52 pm

So I have to write a 2000 word essay on how an online identity can differ from an actual identity in so many ways. Whether it be turning a photo of yourself black and white before putting up on Facebook to make your skin look better, or starting arguments behind a keyboard that you would never start in a physical meeting, a person's online identity can make them seem bigger, older, more powerful and charismatic, it can basically be the grounds for becoming anything you like in the eyes of others.

I figured, why not take some information straight from the horses mouth, and you guys are always generous in offering an intelligent hand. So how do you feel about it? The basic idea of a separate online identity, that is.

Any points would be greatly appreciated. I have a few weeks to write the essay, but it would be interesting to get background information from an online community that I feel a part of.

Thanks Smile
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Post by DanglyBrasco on Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:09 pm

Il post soemthing articulate later, for now, go watch Spy Kids 3. I used that in a similar, essay situation Wink
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Re: Online Identities

Post by GearsCT on Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:16 pm

Yer you see on here I come at as a twit and annoying, in real life I'm nothing like this at all.
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Re: Online Identities

Post by token new zealander on Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:20 pm

GearsCT wrote:Yer you see on here I come at as a twit and annoying, in real life I'm nothing like this at all.
In your entirely unbiased and representational opinion Razz

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Post by Kaptain Kaviar on Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:57 pm

I'm pretty sure I'm just as much a pretentious asshole in real life as well.
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Post by Seany C on Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:44 am

mcgugan can assess my online/offline differences if he sees this.
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Re: Online Identities

Post by gdf on Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:46 am

My personality is much more malleable in real life. Online I come across as a bit condescending and wanky these days, but IRL I shift my tone to suit social situations. I can hang with less-than-intelligent fifty-something women in the workplace just as well as I can with Julio, Sebastian and Ivan in my Philosophy tutorial class. Maybe it means I'm a compromising shit who tries to hide his persistent and desperate pleas for social acceptance, but whatever.

Also, fat girl angle shots.

If you can squeeze some /b/ in there as well that could do well. Everyone plugs into the sick, racist, paedophilic hivemind regardless of where they stand anywhere else.
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Re: Online Identities

Post by JokerJamie on Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:06 am

Why do you guys think this is the case? Do you think people, when online, try to be the type of person that they would like to be in reality but can't get away with it? Why would somebody bother with things like fat girl angle shots etc when they know themselves that they do not look like that in reality, and chances are, most of their friends know it too?
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Re: Online Identities

Post by gdf on Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:14 am

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Post by Mindkiller on Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:43 am

Escapism. Nearly everyone has a mental image of how they would prefer to be

The Matrix is kind of a similar scenario I feel
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Re: Online Identities

Post by JokerJamie on Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:39 pm

Just making a start on my essay now. Thanks for the help.

Gdf, what is /b/, out of interest?

Any other opinions on the matter are more than welcome!!
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Re: Online Identities

Post by GearsCT on Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:22 pm

Cant break rules 1 and 2 sorry Jamie
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Re: Online Identities

Post by JokerJamie on Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:41 pm

What is going on here?
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Post by Moozo on Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:47 pm

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Re: Online Identities

Post by gdf on Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:32 pm

http://img.4chan.org/b/imgboard.html

Absorb it for a while. Maybe you won't want to write about it.

Good luck bro!
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Post by Kaptain Kaviar on Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:15 am

Speaking of online identities, who is Mindkiller and token new zealander anyway?
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Post by token new zealander on Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:18 am

Kaptain Kaviar wrote:Speaking of online identities, who is Mindkiller and token new zealander anyway?
You probably don't remember, I was Rogue Spectre back on ye olde X360.

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Post by Kaptain Kaviar on Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:56 am

Oh yes I remember, you were one of the newer members when we abandoned ship. That leaves Mindkiller...?
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Post by JokerJamie on Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:24 pm

Yep who is mindkiller and who was mcgugan on the X360 forum?
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Re: Online Identities

Post by Seany C on Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:31 pm

mcgugan wasn't on X360, he's a friend I met in college and I linked him to the hood when I made it last year.
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Post by JokerJamie on Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:35 pm

Ahh I see. Fair enough.
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Re: Online Identities

Post by Mindkiller on Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:10 am

I am/was (?) Hazy on X360
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Re: Online Identities

Post by JokerJamie on Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:11 pm

Oh right! cheers

We're still missing a good few members of the old forum. Its a shame really because when the old forum was good, it was really good.
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Re: Online Identities

Post by Seany C on Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:42 pm

Yup.

This one is getting a bit annoying now the avs and smileys are broken.
Anyone else want to make a proper interhood? I'd donate but I don't know anything about website design.
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Post by Kaptain Kaviar on Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:25 pm

I don't think anyone here knows anything about web design tbh.
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