Online Me and Real Me

I don’t think there is all that much of a difference from me online and me in person, but those who know me in person can say better than I can. I do know that online I am twice as sarcastic and 10x as snarky. I think it’s just the humor that comes out online, it’s easy to just say something if it occurs to you even though if the person was right next to you you might not say anything.

I think it gets a lot tougher when you are friends with someone both online and in person because they kind of know two different yous (why does this remind me of My Cousin Vinny when he said “two youds” :lmao: ). The problem is maybe that the line blurs sometimes. So I think when you joke with someone or make fun of someone who normally you aren’t as blunt with in person it doesn’t come across well.

If I had a dime for everytime Avitable or Gwen or Bluepaintred teases me I could Twitter for a living (i mean this in a good way, we all tease each other in fun). Hell I could make a living off of everytime Avitable tells me I spell something wrong.

Anyone else have issues criscrossing between a friend who knows you in the online world and the real world?

5 Comments

  1. Gwen

    April 29, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Honestly, I tend to write the way I talk. I also am a life time sufferer of verbal diarrhea (or should I say every one around me suffers from my verbal diarrhea? It really doesn’t bother me so much.) and one of these days my big mouth well end up getting me killed. Most things I think come right out of my mouth without much censoring between the original thought and what I say.
    One day, if I ever actually get to meet you in person, at least you can’t say I didn’t warn you.

    1. Robin

      May 1, 2009 at 9:23 am

      @Gwen, I’m not afraid. I’m actually pretty blunt in person, usually if I know you well, but I’m way more blunt online mostly I think because everyone else is. I also kind of believe that some annoying tendencies of people can be 10x worse online.

  2. Avitable

    April 29, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Damn you for spelling everything correctly in this post.

    I’m also quieter and less sarcastic in person, but so far I haven’t had any problems with the two worlds merging.

    1. Robin

      May 1, 2009 at 9:28 am

      @Avitable, I have a feeling if you met me your sarcasm would suddenly spill out everywhere.

  3. Tug

    April 29, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Nobody (save for one ex-coworker I never met in person) knows me online, so I don’t have that problem. I like it that way. 😉 I will say, though, that my family knows the me that swears (probably more in person than online) & can be sarcastic, as do my good friends.

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