CROSSING CROSSROADS

By Christopher Torrenueva

Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

Things Arent Always What They Seem

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

People say that “Things aren’t always what they seem.” Today, the saying applies to dating and the building of friendships on the internet that solely depend on instant messaging, social networks, and systems of the sort, which can lead to very serious consequences. First of all, the information that people share about them can be misleading. This is because it can be quite difficult to confirm the accuracy of the impression that they give, due to the lack of physical and verbal communication. In addition, the time spent on the net interacting with people who you actually only partially interact with, can jeopardize current relationships and appropriate interaction skills when meeting another person face-to-face. Furthermore, the information that you share on the internet just might get into the hands of a potential bully, and even worse, a murderer. Therefore, the World Wide Web may be a fairly convenient outlet for entertainment, relaxation and communication, but danger always lurks with those that are one personality on the screen and another in reality.

Image Source: http://www.ok.gov/homeland/Cyber_Security/Cyber_Bullies/index.html

January 26, 2009 Posted by | Technology | , , | Leave a comment

   

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