Day 04 — A blogger friend I’ve known for over five years told me she has been blogging anonymously all this time and most of what I know about her is her fantasy. My reaction to the news is…
“You were lying about the fact that you were a 5’6″ blonde girl, with stunning blue eyes and a perfect 90-60-90 figure?? And you’re not living in the Los Angeles rich area? And you’re NOT a movie star?”
Just kidding. It would not surprise me much! Most people lie about who they are on the internet because they can’t be seen face to face. This is the beauty of it! Why not reinvent yourself, get rid of all your flaws, turn yourself into the perfect person so that people will sit in awe when they read your bio?
I was doing market research for a while for a customer of ours and to better understand the gay and lesbian community I (a woman), created a fake identity called “Tony ” (not real alias) who was a thin caucasian male who had just identified his attraction to the same sex. I went on and started thinking where would a thin gay man go so I joined the Gay Cork community, talked to the people there and I was really surprised about the fact that they were not all sex crazed, thinking about the next group roll-on but actually discussing current laws, talking about the community rights and planning outings to bring awareness to this minority group. I enjoyed it so much that I started spreading the cause and became one of their most active members (despite my identity change). I loved being gay for that month. I loved it so much that I started checking the behavioural and lingvistic of other members and adapted mine accordingly. I loved it so much that I am planning on putting the famous rainbow flag on my house and leave it open for international gay travellers.