Saturday, June 14, 2014

#214 Catfishing??!

Very recently l crawled out from under my rock and learned about a term that is not only bothersome, it just flat out stinks!!


According to the Urban Dictionary,
Catfishing ls: 
The phenomenon of internet predators that fabricate online identities and entire social circles to trick people into emotional/romantic relationships (over a long period of time).

Possible motivations: revenge, loneliness, curiosity, boredom
The term catfishing was inspired by the 2010 documentary "Catfish."

 lt is my hope that some of you never knew this until reading this. However, l am almost certain that to the majority of you this is not something new.


And what better platform to vet a shenanigan like Catfishing?  Welcome to Second Life!!!

Let's see a show of hands...how many of you have been duped, fooled, made to feel so important..so loved...so needed...so wanted..by another and then :


You are NOT ALONE!!

Read more at:
 http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/teen-angst/201302/catfishing-hook-line-and-sinker

But here's the thing: it's not just teens...it's adults as well.
On some level Second Life is just walking a tight-rope on the line.
l'm not here to tell you how to run your Second Life, but look at it from both sides and make sure that you are not the one Catfishing or being Catfished.

There are serious legalities involved with being on the wrong end of this. 
Some involve high fines and criminal charges. 

l play my SL with integrity and l  try to keep it as real as possible without jeapordizing my actual life.  
lf you feel like you're being played for a fool, you probably are.

My advice is THROW lT BACK!!




Dress: Miel~Dandy Dress
Hair: Truth~ Elyse
Skin: PF
Glasses: Epic~Geeky girl glasses



Until Next Time...........................................................................♥ Ame

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