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Have you ever pretended to be someone else online?

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Are you the same person on social media as you are in real life?

As social media has evolved and apps have advanced new aspects of apps have developed. With this comes controversy within the world of social media. People tend to make themselves look different, which many call this catfishing. Also, people tend to be more bold with what they say and are more outgoing.

Catfishing is a term that people use in relation to misleading the public. Catfishing can occur whenever you make yourself appear different in real life then you would over any social media platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. The negative effects from this misconception is deceiving those who thought one was more attractive than what they actually were.

People are easier to speak their mind when they are on social media. They are hidden behind a phone or computer, which makes it easier to say what they think. This can be saying something nice to a person that one is too scared to say in person, but most likely people are tempted to say something mean. This can hurt ones relationship with another person by what they say online, and that shouldn’t happen.
Being outgoing online is also a big topic when it comes to social media. For example, someone can be shy in person for many reasons like by the way they look or talk. It would be easier for that person to speak their mind and have conversations over the phone because they have time to think about what they are going to say. This can be harmful to one’s relationship with another person.

In conclusion, people are different on social media and in person. Social media can change people’s perspectives on others. Catfishing, being more bold, and being outgoing are what people tend to do on social media. This is how people are different on social media.

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