28.1.09

Nakedly honest

I'm seeing more and more people respond to the 16 (or 25) Things Meme.

Most people, including me, have been listing relatively trivial items, with the occasional This Is Big comment. After all, as LizB says, "facebook & email may seem like private convos, but they are public", so we tend to keep the truth to ourselves. Except one friend...

Her honesty in her responses awed and humbled me.

3 comments:

camillofan said...

Here's an eerie co-inky-dink: *I* was just at FB myself, reading the 25/16 meme that one of *my* friends posted, and I was blown away by *his* honesty and eloquence in completing what I'd taken as just another let's-have-fun exercise.

Aravis said...

I won't use Facebook or MySpace because I don't want potential employers or colleges to be able to "read all about it." That's why I blog under an assumed name. I wish I didn't have to, but that's reality. I can be nakedly honest; most of my readers have come to know my real identity anyway. But those I don't want to know my real identity... don't. I don't turn up in searches of my real name. An artist and photographer comes up instead, which is kind of funny if you know me and think about it.

camillofan said...

My MySpace account is a "camillofan" one; I was very reluctant to join Facebook because of the real name issue. But I don't use it to do much more than find old friends and former students, so it's been okay.