2. I do project the image I want, though, both online and off. This isn’t foolproof, and I have regrets, but I’ve been very happy with myself at times.
3. The interesting issue, esp. for those of you who’ve had or are part of an online clique, like LJ or Xanga or even Myspace or Facebook used a certain way – are there certain types of profiles or diaries which attract more attention just because of their style? Is it possible to be unique when attracting such attention?
A theory: it is possible to be unique, but you need the exact right style that no one knows they’re into.
Some observations: those of you who’ve played around with digg or reddit know that it is a certain kind of troll that will find himself very popular there more often than not. The really decent people I know at digg, though, don’t fit that description at all and do reflect a deeper need.
4. If you do decide to take on some of these questions in the comments, one thing I’m interested in hearing about – do you, or people you know, seem like the people offline that you/they are online?