Who are you? Do you know? Who else knows? If you’ve ever done a Google search of yourself, you may have found all kinds of information available. If you have a common name, you may find your “twins” are mixed up with you. An uncommon name? You are definitely easy to figure out.
Have you ever used the other websites to check what others see of you online? Pipl, 123people, publicpeoplefinder, zabasearch, people finders, intelius, and peoplelookup are just a few.
There are all sorts of facts out there, most don’t even require someone to pay. So what do you do about this spooky world of online identity? You can hire Reputation Defender to help you with negative comments or reviews. Or Legacy Locker to store your passwords and logins for your heirs to access your accounts. There is an afterlife, even online.
Imagine now what we romance writers are supposed to do with this brave, new world. There is no mysterious stranger to meet if you’ve done your homework. There’s also no hide and seek for you either. So the romance online is going to be an interesting dynamic for our future. There are already stranger things out there than the not quite so blind date though. You can text as part of your dating ritual, a virtual trial of compatibility. Is he a quick responder? Does he LOL? Some claim you can even “use a GPS” to find your perfect mate. Take that Siri!
It gets spookier….Want to kiss him goodnight wherever you are? There’s something called the “kissenger,” a little robot you kiss on the mouth that can then signal to his “kissenger” and he can get your kiss—from his little robot. We’ll stop there. But don’t worry if you guys don’t work out…there’s even therapy online waiting to heal your heart and get you back out there to change your Facebook status.
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