What the FUCK???  

Matesharer 61M/60F
31 posts
7/5/2006 12:37 pm

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8/21/2006 11:17 pm

What the FUCK???

Did you ever run across a situation, sexually, on the net or in real life that made you say "What the FUCK???"

Well, now you have a chance to join me in a new tradition for my blog: What the Fuck Wednesday.

I'll kick it off. Responders may, of course, respond to my WTF, but let's not stop there. Give us your own WTF, and we can respond to yours.

My WTF is this: What's up with people using multiple accounts and creating personae to back up their psycho bullshit phony baloney lives just so they can garner attention?

Some of you may have heard of sockpuppeteering. This is when a person creates an online persona in whatever area of the net is their thing. It's all over the blogosphere. Political blogs, fandom blogs, and yes, I'm sure it has gone on here. These people make friends, then create other persona who are either (a) on their side or (b) hates their guts or (c) are relatives. The "good guys" bolster the reality of the first online persona as friends and admirers, even lovers. The "bad guys" serve to garner sympathy for the original persona. Should things begin to fall apart, the original persona sometimes will contract a fatal illness, be killed in an accident or even murdered. At this point, the sockpuppet persona will be right there weeping and gnashing their teeth in grief for all the net to see. Or if the socks are "bad guys", they will gloat at the demise of the first persona. It's all very Munchhausen's-By-Proxy creepy. These people are sociopaths. They get their jollies by believing themselves to be somehow the center of the universe. So yeah.

What the FUCK???

EroticaXTC 49F

7/5/2006 1:14 pm

I'm glad I'm not the only one who notices it, lol...
I don't know which is sadder...the fact that they do it, or the fact that they think people can't see through it.
great post!

Xtreme_Lust4u 70M

7/6/2006 4:57 am

Bluntly : You,ve hit the nail on the head !!!! SEEYA

rm_connor696 60M
834 posts
7/10/2006 8:37 am

Oddly, something like this phenomenon antedated the net. When Mark Twain was a young man working first as a printer's devil and later as a journalist, he sometimes made up fictional characters who conducted word battles in the "letters to the editor" section of nespapers. Later, he also contrived fanciful interviews with himself, so that he could voice both interviewer and interviewee as fictional constructs. (I'd cite the soure, but it's still in press.)

But I probably give the bloggers too much credit. I haven't noticed the phenomenon of which you speak, but I'll bet ducats to danishes that you're right about the psychopathy. Yet I have to ask: are they, like ordinary trainwrecks, the kind of appalling thing that nevertheless attracts your fascinated gaze?

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