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The Web's Warp and Woof (Lying on the Internet)

  1. jilannehoffmann
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    Weigh in on the topic of "Lying on the Internet"

    When writing fiction, what is the definition of a lie? If writers use the Internet as our medium, at what point does the writer's search for truth become a lie?

    Historically, some writers have hidden their true identities behind a cloak of another name, another gender.When celebrities are allowed to hide their identities on Facebook, does it matter?

    Isn’t FB a form of fiction? A reality show with your “friends” as audience? The act of being watched altering the action or the outcome? Is every word altered when there is the expectation that it will be read by someone else? Is this altered version fiction? Theoretically, your friends on FB “know who you are,” at least physically, so you are not hiding behind the cloak of anonymity or pseudonym.

    But in the blogging sphere, far fewer know the “real” author. One can only speculate, hazard a guess. And after all is said and done–you don’t know whether you’ve been lied to or not–does it really matter? Are we all willingly participating in one colossal fiction?

    The blog I need help with is jilannehoffmann.com.

  2. Here’s how to link your username to your blog in your blog Dashboard -> Users -> Personal Settings -> then scroll down to Account Details. Then scroll down to where it says ‘Primary Blog‘ select the URL for your primary wordpress.com blog and then save changes.

    Now every time you sign into the forum we can all click on your username and your blog will be linked to it. And every time you leave a comment on a blog your username can be likewise clicked and your blog can be instantly located.

  3. jilannehoffmann
    Member

    I checked the account details, and jilannehoffmann.wordpress.com was already selected. Am I doing something wrong?

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