Red Coat, Black Coat & Facebook Lies

Red Coat, Black Coat & Facebook Lies
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"I’ve long contended that most of the stuff we read about how people are so “confessional” online is a bunch of hooey. MySpace and its ilk aren’t about confessing. They’re about presenting a marketed version of yourself — better looking, smarter, cooler, etc."

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 31 october 2007

This little thought piece by Rob Walker on the lies people put on Facebook reminds us of our theory on Red Coat, Black Coat:

I’ve long contended that most of the stuff we read about how people are so “confessional” online is a bunch of hooey. MySpace and its ilk aren’t about confessing. They’re about presenting a marketed version of yourself — better looking, smarter, cooler, etc.

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