The art of catfishing blog series: post one9:47 AM
Hi everyone! For theis blog series I decide to look into a new phenomenon called ' catfishing'. I really don't know that...
For theis blog series I decide to look into a new phenomenon called 'catfishing'. I really don't know that much about the phenomenon. Yes, I've watched the MTV show before but I never really quite understood WHY it was so popular. Knowledge is power after all right?!?
Here's a definition of what catfishing is via the lovely urbandictonairy.com
"A catfish is someone who pretends to be someone they're not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.
So where did the term Catfishing come from? Nev Shulman is the answer to this. His brother and friend documented in 2008 his online relationship with a family in Michigan. Throughout a year he communicated in his office in New York city; exchanging his pictures in order for the 8 year old daughter Abby to receive inspiration in order to paint pictures that she sold at her art gallery. During the year, Nev got closer to the younger girls older sister-Megan. They exchanged information such as adding each other on Facebook, texting one another and even talking on the telephone. Romantic desires to see one another were expressed in the relationship. Needless to say, the documentary showed Nev falling in love with a girl he had never met in person. He only knew what information she had disclosed to him as well as from that of her internet profiles.
|The paintings Nev was receiving from Abby|
|The group on the way to Michigan|
|The mom admitting the truth to Nev|