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Do you have a completely false identity on the internet?
Posted 3/29/14
People are there to fool and fools they must be. Or, people don't care about your identity and are not fools.
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Posted 3/29/14
I don't really have a fake identity nor do I have the need to make one. Why would I make a fake identity on the internet? I'd understand it's to protect yourself, but you only protect yourself if you don't give out personal information. I love the way I am (not being narcissistic, but it's more being confident in my own skin, ya feel?), I don't need to create a fake identity to impress people or make friends. You either become friends with the real me or you can continue walking.

If anything, creating a fake identity who's better than your real self, will only make yourself feel like shit because everyone on the internet loves your fake identity. I'd rather be hated for who I am than be loved for who I am not. That's just my take on this fake identity shenanigans.
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21 / M / California
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Posted 3/29/14
No, not really I typically don't share too many details though. Also I feel as if the internet makes it easier for me to speak because in "reality" I have the same thoughts I just am too shy to say or do anything except for stand around silently, looking at stuff.
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36 / M / Denver
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Posted 3/29/14
Yeah, I'm my real self. Always. Doesn't make any difference in communication though. Not in real life, certainly not on here.
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Posted 3/29/14 , edited 3/29/14
Nope, I am who I am. In my 'about me', though there's quite a lot there, there isn't anything I'd feel uncomfortable with people knowing. Even then it's down to you decide whether it's the truth or not. I could say I'm an attractive 23 year old model who owns an Aston Martin DB9 and thinks anything less than caviar and vintage wine is food only worth gracing the lips of low class commoners, and my girlfriend has that mandatory poodle/chihuahua in her handbag everywhere she goes, but what's the point? If I created a fake persona I'd need to make up fake stories and the like, and exert way more effort than if I was just myself. I'm comfortable with who I am. The only time I ever lied was about my age when I was younger, because coming across as a 12-13 year old is never really good, but now I'm 17 I don't care.
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Posted 3/29/14 , edited 3/29/14
Hmm, to be honest, when I register for a forum, website or game I rarely use my real identity. I have 2 Facebook accounts (one is the real me the other one is just the fake me), 2 phone numbers (one is my real phone number, the other is from google voice), 2 addresses (one real address, the other one is some random address, usually an apartment but without providing apartment number), 2 birth date (one real the other is 1/2/1994) and 2 blogs xD. I use my real identity if I really trust the website. I still don't really know why I do this, but I feel more confident using my fake id. Also, I used to get tons of spam mail and text from using my real address and phone number (yea, I should have read the ToS), so I used fake address and phone number now. I still get a lot of spam text and phone call from telemarketers in my google voice number.

For persona, I don't have different persona in the internet. I just faked my id, not personality. Although sometimes the internet me is a little bit different, it is done unconsciously.
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Posted 3/29/14
YEs.
Posted 3/30/14
Yes, I let them get caught into my web of lies.
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26 / M / Waterloo, Ontario
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Posted 3/30/14
There is no point in having a false identity. I post my real identity on the Internet.
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Posted 3/30/14
I tend not to give out any personal info online and honestly I like being different on the internet. People don't need to know who I am, it's none of their business and I don't see why not. I'm not hurting anyone by not telling people who I really am, I'm sure a lot of people think that way. Most people would not have their real name as their username. Why bother? You're called by that name in real life, so why not change your persona on the internet? Gives us a chance to express true feelings.
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Posted 3/30/14
When I was younger, I would describe myself as something that I wasn't and would often lie about things that I never did, achievements which I never got, sports which I never did and the life style which I didn't have. Thinking about it now, it's very embarrassing of me to do and very stupid. Now though, when I'm on the internet, I am being myself and not some facade.

I can understand why a person will fake their identity but there is no real point to it if you actually think about it.
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Posted 3/30/14
I AM THE KLONDIKE BAR KING OF THE WORLDDDD
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Posted 3/30/14
well no sometimes if i want to, i dont tell out my information that much i just limit it to how old i am and my first name. on my youtube channel, i wear a mask to cover up my face, and i only record in my room or the kitchen. i never record outside my house or any other room or else some creepy guy will know where i live and raep me im going to show my face when i turn 30 or 21 or something...
this is my channel btw
https://www.youtube.com/user/MsMinichou
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Posted 3/30/14
My dad subscribes to a newspaper website with a paywall, and to gain full article access and comment on the forums you need to buy an account, and use your real name, which they check and verify. They say that using real names maintains integrity and civility. But these commenters are just as rude and abusive to each other as you would expect anonymous users to be.
He allows me to access his account so I can read the articles, but now I’m forbidden from commenting since comments I made appeared under his name and caused people to think he had mental issues. (Since we have differing viewpoints, I guess) If users were anonymous he might not care how his online persona appears.
You won’t find me on FB, twitter, youtube, or any social sites since I go to great lengths to keep my real identity off the Internet, for the obvious reasons. I don't use the Internet to socialize.
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21 / F / Wonderland
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Posted 3/30/14
I'm pretty shy offline and online, but with my friends, at least, I'm more sarcastic and sassy offline. Online I'm a bit more serious, but I'm still basically the same. I don't have a false identity online at all, I just choose not to share certain things (where I live, last name, etc.) but am very happy to share about my real age, my actual nickname, my hobbies other than anime, what I did at school that day, etc. I like to be genuine, and don't see a reason to make up something ridiculous like being a 40-year-old man when I'm not one.
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