I was contacted this week by the folks at MTV.Â (Yeah, I was surprised too!)Â Â They are looking to cast some folks forÂ an upcoming episode of their documentary series, True Life.
True Life:Â I Live Another Life On The Web
We are currently producing a documentary for MTV about people who live “other lives” online.
Do you sometimes feel as if you’re living a double life? Are you pretending to be someone you’re not?Â Do you have one identity in your everyday life, but a different one when you’re alone and on-line?Â Does your virtual avatar make you feel confident behind your computer screen?Â Are you famous online but feel like you’re invisible in real life?
Do you have trouble approaching someone for a date in person, but when you’re behind the comfort of your computer, do the words just flow? Â Would you be afraid to be yourself if you were ever to come face-to-face with your online friends or companions? Â Do you get so caught up in the person you pretend to be on the web that you maintain that persona in person?
If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 28, and live another life on the web, email your story to: firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ Â Â Please be sure to include your name, location, phone number and a photo, if possible.
I think they wanted ME to bite on this.Â Frankly, what you see here is who I am… kinda boring, eh?Â The funniest part of this for me was the last line.Â “If you appear to be between 16 and 28″….Â Heh, heh.Â Oh, and what IS an “avatar” anyway?Â Â *showing my age and online ignorance*
So all of you online superstars… here’s your chance!