“Our cyber world and cyberspace are infested with so many cyber scoundrels, cyber criminals, cyber sluts and cyber punks – that is virtually impossible for the cyber police to catch or stop them using known cyber techniques and save the cyber phobia of millions of cybernauts, many of whom are cyberholics!” ~ Tapan Bhattacharya, The Shrinking Universe.
I’ve received a couple of those, but not entirely in the same mode as the ones GC was talking about!
Gerry has received several invitations to write an article for someone else’s blog, and the ‘blogger’ concerned is refusing to take NO for an answer. Later today, he will publish a follow up article on his personal blog, The Main AIsle.
Meeting new people in cyberspace is an enjoyable pastime, and I’ve become quite close to some, but it can be difficult sorting the wheat from the chaff, and perhaps more so when the online blogger has declined to add a profile.
Should we be more wary of the faceless blogger, the one without a profile?
In reality, in cyberspace reality that is, anyone can add a picture and information about themselves, but is it real, is the blogger real?
How odd that even in cyberspace, a profile picture and a modicum of information, convinces most of us that the blogger is genuine!
A person can create as many WordPress accounts as they choose, using different e-mail addresses and different names for each; and for a person who delights in playacting and deceit, it would be relatively easy for them to take on different personas, though they would need to be in possession of a good memory!
To conclude – I too have received an invitation to guest blog, and I felt honoured to be asked, but in this instance; I know my host is genuine and I know exactly who it is!
© SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Word Prompt Cyber Invitations from Weekly Prompts
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