Here we all are. . .
corresponding via internet to hundreds of people . . . at once. . . .
Sometime the correspondence (sp?) is more one to one. Sometimes not.
Sometime one might share a joke or funny thought to someone who you might think. . .
Well. . . . . .
I know many of you. I've been here on this delightful little bulletin board for over 2 years now. I most certainly know your userID. Many times, if I peak at your prolife, I know your interests, your occupation, and even your birthday! Of course the personal profile is totally dependent on the information you opt to provide.
Which can lead to a lot of gaps in information.
Then we have the AVATARS (again, spelling
???) People like me opt to display whole pictures of themselves so that there is no question what they look like! You can look at my picture and say. . . "That's Ted"!!! (And just incase you're not sure, I'm the "not-so-pretty-one"!)
Of course not everyone opts to include a picture of themselves in their Avatar. Instead, they opt for a more . . . . cerebral?. . . less physcially discriptive???. . . . more intellectually descriptive of their character???. . . . ummmmmmmm
In other words, from looking at their avatar, you don't know what the heck they physicially look like!!!!
Which further leads me to realize that I may, IN FACT, know less of you!
Now let's just say that during correpsondence a fellow member reveals a name like "Pat" . . .
And their personal profile is only so revealing. . .
And their avatar is even less revealing. . . .
Ummmmmmmmm. . . .
We can really go on with our day to day "bulletin board chatting" and not even know a person's SEX!
Someone that we've chatted with. . . debated with. . . argued with. . . shared slightly "off-colored jokes" with. . . .
All of a sudden I just felt just a little disturbed. . . and maybe even a bit more embarrassed! :imbar
Just pondering here!
P. S. I humbley submit to you all this poll! Just to help me be kept "in the know. . . "