Fake Profiles: How Much Do You Love Them?

Urmila Chanam
Posted September 29, 2019 from India

Few days back a point was raised on what was wrong if a person not using his/her real name, real picture or even real identity participated in a serious debate online, after all a view point is a view point. And that not having a picture and name do not make a profile fake and having them does not make it authentic. My personal feeling towards any person not willing to disclose real identity is unworthy of any attention or friendship leave listening to an opinion.Our opinions are intertwined with our identity, our suggestions with what we ourselves have experienced and stood for. A person isolating their identity from their opinions is a person unwilling to take ownership of his/her words spoken so where is the committment? With them there are no promises getting fulfilled.They are people who do not count in anyway.They are persons hiding from someone. They are runaways and escapists. Being friends with them will not give you a person but a shadow, do you like shadows or people? Their arguments and intelligence are like a classroom scenario where the teacher cannot see the hand that goes up or the face that is replying the answer to a question posed to the class. What good is that answer which is not linked to a person who is willing to accept the responsibility?

 

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maeann
Sep 30
Sep 30

Hi Urmila,
Yeah thank you for raising this up. I agree, we should take ownership of our opinion. Authentic words should come from a person that is responsible and does not hide from a shadow.

Anita Shrestha
Sep 30
Sep 30

Dear Urmila Jee
It is happen in everybody cases. Some time I become also so frustrate to see such types of secret and disclosed people. They are commenting with keeping other name in the FB and other internet materials. Therefore, it is unjust for us.

Jill Langhus
Sep 30
Sep 30

Hi Urmila,

Wow! You have a strong opinion about this. I totally hear what you're saying and agree that it would appear to be a little shady, however, I immediately thought about my WP sister from Yemen who isn't allowed to give away her true identity without getting in trouble for it. She has her real name, as far as I know, on FB, but she isn't allowed to have a photo. As on here, she goes by an alias with no photo. She isn't allowed due to her ethnicity to be able to disclose her true identity. I think it's a courageous act on her part to have both accounts to speak up and stretch the boundaries of what's acceptable.

Hope you're doing well, and having a great Monday, by the way:-)

Lisbeth
Sep 30
Sep 30

Dear Urmila,
It's a nice point worth for deliberation I think. For sure others must be offended not seeing a face figure at the same time a person with a face figure may also be living under cover.
It like like someone seeing the glass empty and others seeing it half full.
However, I agree with no figure sometimes create suspicion s but might not be the case always. Thanks for sharing.
Regards

Hello, Urmila,

It is bravery to participate in an online debate with our real identity. We certainly could not fully trust an unknown person who gives a strong opinion on a subject matter. I think it is a fair game to show an identity if the rest on those who are participating in the debate revales their names and photo.

Thank you for raising this issue. Did this happen recently? I hope you are ok now. :) Hugs.

Evelyn Chioma Joseph

Indeed we should be held accountable for any action and speech we dish out to the public.
Hiding ones identity is no no for my attention.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Sister Zeph
Oct 16
Oct 16

I agree with your thoughts, we should not be fake at any point and in any way.some times some people cannot disclose their identity for security reasons which I understand, but you are right being fake is not good

Jane
Oct 18
Oct 18

World Pulse has given us the platform to share our stories and it is the way of learning and getting supported by others BUT how do we communicate to a shadow and share our views or learn from them? Let us honor and appreciate this platform without shame.