“Because interactions that occur via a screen often lack face-to-face cues such as gestures, gaze, voice, and other body language cues, online communication may be less rich than traditional face-to-face interactions.”
Catfish is a documentary is based on social media, FaceBook specifically, and how relationships can be formed. Catfish began as a TV series revealing a different instance of deception via FaceBook, then was made into a documentary movie. The documentary involves a young man (Nev) being filmed by his brother (Ariel) and friend (Henry) as he engages in a romantic relationship with a young woman (Megan) on the social networking website, FaceBook. Megan is actually someone using FaceBook to live out her online fantasy, and is not real. Nev uses the internet to find all of the fabricated personalities that Megan created all over the internet.
According to urbandictionary.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 deception online romance.”
I just thought this was extremely relevant to our project, I haven’t actually check out this movie yet, just read the article pertaining to it. I plan on watching it sometime this week or checking out the TV series.
Posted by Tiffany Calkins