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DavesNotHere October 29th, 2013 11:53pm

Do you think that most people on social sites act the same way towards other people in the offline world as they do online?

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/30/13 11:55 am

I vent about politics von Twitter, and talk about the WWE and football on Facebook lol

Wackacrat Harford County
10/30/13 3:37 am

Not at all. I work with dogs and there is a term we call "fence fighting." When dogs see each other through a barrier they fight with each other through the fence. When they meet w/ out the fence they react to each other completely different.

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Wackacrat Harford County
10/30/13 3:42 am

Not many people go up to someone they have not seen for a while on the street and say "John, how you been, Obama is an idiot and all the liberals that voted for him can suck my..." You get picture. There is a major disconnect with social media.

comppete Las Vegas
10/29/13 8:04 pm

I believe in general, yes. But the trolls only act like idiots online, due to anonymity. They are cowardly otherwise.

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Evseng2
10/30/13 10:03 am

I still don't necessarily think in general people do.
At least what I've seen.

dudley northern Virginia woods
10/29/13 7:05 pm

Well I write better than I speak, but I'm still nice. We don't deal with physical space, like oops, scuse me, bye. But there are still spaces, aren't there?

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/29/13 7:05 pm

I'm starting to think that at least some people who spend a lot of time on social sites are a lot more shy around people in real life than they appear to be online. It' same shame really, because face to face is exactly the same, only more fun.

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DavesNotHere where am I
10/30/13 2:23 am

Maybe they're less intimidated online and have less fear. This is just an outlet for them.

tdaddy Kentucky
10/29/13 7:01 pm

No, because we can (and probably sometimes do) think of our online connections as being more like us, and being more like us we are much more tolerant here than we are in the real world.

cpaswr just say the letters
10/29/13 6:48 pm

I'm sure most of the people that talk big and bad on the internet would never back it up in real life.

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
10/29/13 6:16 pm

I certainly hope not. Cuz an uncomfortable number of ppl I've come across online have *clearly* never read Miss Manners or How to Win Friends & Influence People!

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DavesNotHere where am I
10/29/13 6:18 pm

Perfectly said!

violence Pretty hate machine
10/29/13 6:00 pm

It depends on the site (YouTube, probably not so much) but mostly.

fixitlater My Life
10/29/13 5:28 pm

I flirt more!

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fixitlater My Life
10/29/13 6:29 pm

I know I know. I should find a priest and confess. lol

chickencookie It really is
10/29/13 6:39 pm

Doused with holy water. For your penance say 3 hail marys...

fixitlater My Life
10/29/13 7:04 pm

I tried to but the holy water caught fire when I said the word Mary. Then it thundered outside. So I decided to stop. lol

fixitlater My Life
10/29/13 7:29 pm

Don't stand next to me! I am way to hotttt to handle! lol.

chickencookie It really is
10/29/13 7:30 pm

Thats the real problem and not the devil.

fixitlater My Life
10/29/13 7:37 pm

How do you know I am not the devil? *gives evil little smile* walks into dark corner and disappears.

Mattwall1
10/29/13 5:13 pm

I try to stay civil with both. I hope I am on here

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DavesNotHere where am I
10/29/13 6:19 pm

You are. You are not one of the immature ones.

eLucidate writing
10/29/13 5:13 pm

With the exception of confrontational behaviors, yes.

DavesNotHere where am I
10/29/13 4:56 pm

I think many people would lose their nerve to say things face to face. Just my opinion. I'm talking about the negative agitators. They're probably soft offline.

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rlands
10/29/13 4:55 pm

Not at all. Honestly it's hard to remember that I'm talking up real people sometimes. I'd probably be nicer in real life :/ sorry bout that by the way haha

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fixitlater My Life
10/29/13 7:06 pm

I like it rough!!! lol I could never say that to your face!