Do You Feel Safer Sharing Secrets Online Or In Person?

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#1 sune_Gem
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This may not be the common census, but I've always felt safer sharing secrets about myself with people online, whom I do not know outside of the internet. I figure that I'll never meet any of you, and you're very easy to escape from if you turned against me. However people I know outside of the internet are much harder to escape from, and if I make one wrong decision to tell one wrong person something it could spread like wildfire, and be hard to escape. An example would be that users here knew that I was a brony months before the majority of my friends did.

How about you OT?

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A decade ago, I would have said the internet. These days, I'd rather share a secret in person.

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#3 k--m--k
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Why would anyone share a secret online where governments spy on everything?

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#4 Angie7F
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people online. 

Real people know other people and the secret will never be safe.

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#5 Blueresident87
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I don't generally share secrets.

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#6 Blueresident87
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Why would anyone share a secret online where governments spy on everything?

k--m--k

Shhh! That's supposed to be a secret

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#7 --Anna--
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I don't share secrets, and I assume people online aren't who they appear to be.

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#8 johnd13
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Online. People here won' t judge me and even if they do it won' t have any effect on my life. I' ve shared things with people here I haven' t and most likely won' t share with my friends or family.

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#9 metroidprime55
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I can't share secrets to people online, I get paranoid when I do.
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#10 MrGeezer
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Depends on the kind of secret. If it's personal information related to my identity or financial accounts, I feel safer sharing it in person. Granted, it's stupid to share most of that kind of information anyway. But at least in person, once it's said then all record of it exists only in the listener's memory. Fewer people have access to it, so there's less of a chance that anyone will do anything maliciously. By contrast, when you post those kinds of secrets online a $hitload of people can see it and someone is almost certain to try to f*** you over. If it's simply embarrassing secrets like "I once pooped my pants during the school talent show", then I feel safer sharing that with people online. With those kinds of secrets, the only real way they can hurt you is by making people think less of you. And I don't give a $hit what online people think of me anyway, so there's no problem.
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whatever is written online can get traced back to who wrote it
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To no one.
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#13 sune_Gem
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Why would anyone share a secret online where governments spy on everything?

k--m--k

I wouldn't care what the government knew about me, as I don't know them and it wouldn't interfere with my life what so ever. If it did, then that'd change my perspective.

whatever is written online can get traced back to who wrote itplaymynutz

True, but that's only when people take it to the extreme. Like with most internet meme sensations.

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#14 TacticalDesire
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It kind of depends on the type of secret.

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#15 Alpha_S_
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If it's a secret I really care about keeping I don't tell anyone.  Otherwise it's not much of a secret.

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#16 Allicrombie
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If you're sharing them, then they really aren't secrets anymore, are they?
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#17 SolidSnake35
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I always fear the day when someone discovers who SS35 is.
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#18 SolidSnake35
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If you're sharing them, then they really aren't secrets anymore, are they?Allicrombie
I ate a hamburger... but it wasn't a hamburger after I'd eaten it. Did I or did I not eat a hamburger?
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#19 travisstaggs
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I don't share secrets, and I assume people online aren't who they appear to be.

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This exactly.
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#20 sune_Gem
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If you're sharing them, then they really aren't secrets anymore, are they?Allicrombie

Just because a select few people know something, doesn't mean it's no longer a secret if it's still a secret to many others.

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#21 AbstractRadical
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Neither.
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#22 BranKetra
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It depends on the secret.
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#23 AmazonTreeBoa
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I feel safer not sharing my secrets at all with anybody other than my girl.
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#24 SonofK
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Probably in person,.