Lunchtime Poll

Lunch Time Poll — Ever Had The Wool Pulled Over Your Eyes?

Welcome to another wonderful, wonderful day in Persephone-land. You sure look swell today.As usual, we’ve got a great slate of articles rolling off the press for you, but before we get to that, let’s talk lunch time poll.

As I sat down to write this last night, the Internet was just starting to buzz about Deadspin’s really excellent investigative piece into Manti Te’o and his tragically perfect, perfectly tragic deceased girlfriend, who it appears never really existed. I’m not usually one to recommend hanging out on Deadspin, but this is a very interesting piece on football, fame, and Catfishing. There’s surely more information yet to be revealed, but the story had me thinking about scams.  I’m sort of fascinated by the psychology of someone pouring so much time and energy into pretending to be someone else, for no real gain.

Have you ever been caught up in a scam, Internet, Catfish, or otherwise?

By [E] Slay Belle

Slay Belle is an editor and the new writer mentor here at Persephone Magazine, where she writes about pop culture, Buffy, and her extreme love of Lifetime movies. She is also the editor of You can follow her on Twitter, @SlayBelle or email her at

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7 replies on “Lunch Time Poll — Ever Had The Wool Pulled Over Your Eyes?”

Oh sure, I think anyone who socializes at all online has either been faked out, or know someone who has. Just off the top of my head I can think of a couple of popular bloggers from my LJ days who turned out to be total fakes, or friends from my chat room days who were catfished. The internet makes it so easy to pretend to be someone you aren’t.

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