It goes without saying, everything you see in the vast, anonymous realm of the internet isn't always what it appears to be. Thus the premise of being 'catfished.' Coined by Nev Schulman while filming a documentary about his own experience getting duped by a 'beautiful young model' he met on Facebook, catfishing is now part of our daily lexicon. Even MTV has capitalized on this 21st century phenomenon by creating an entire series around online meet-ups and deceptions.
Being Catfished 101: Being deceived online by an imposter that professes their romantic feelings to his/her victim, but isn't who they actually say they are.
These days, making new connections online, either for work or for pleasure is as ubiquitous as an iPhone. Whether you buy something off Craigslist, connect with colleagues on LinkedIn or want to hook up with your soul mate on meetyourhothunkiesoulmatenow.com, it pays to be net savvy.
Do a reverse image search on Google. With this nifty little tool, you can upload a picture of your gorgeous new Swedish supermodel/philanthropist and Google will comb the internet looking for similar images. If your Swedish hottie is using a stolen image, Google will let the 'catfish' out of the bag.
And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .
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