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While the use of [[Pseudonym]]s is
While the use of [[Pseudonym]]s is to help you protect your privacy, it can easily grow into [[Catfishing]] if the pseudonym is [[Reification|reified]] into a life of its own.
Latest revision as of 12:54, 14 November 2021
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While the term Catfishing is of recent vintage, the process of pretending to be someone you are not is as old as records are kept of human history. Jacob pretended to be his Brother Esau to cheat him out of his father's blessing.
- Catfishing, the hidden History. Virginia Heffernan, Wired 2021-04 p, 8ff
- In Our Sims, Ourselves, Saira Mueller, Wired 2021-04 p 20-21 has a different take. Her Sim was a way for her to explore an alternate, Virtual Realty, and perhaps find herself.