1st thing, i'd like to mention. I say "real" life because I could't find another word to use. Because what is real life? Any life is real, right? Logic:-))) anyway, I think you know what I meant. Some people tend to say and do things that they would never do otherwise.
Many years ago...well not that many :-) I thought that Internet is like a world for your alter ego, but quickly realized that I personally felt very uncomfortable with the idea. I had a feeling that one day border between virtual and actual reality would become practically invisible, which would be a necessity to protect innocent from predators. So I made a decision to behave online the same way I do outside the Internet world. It was pretty much logical decision. Some might ask, what would you do if you didn't make the decision:-)) well...probably nothing... My alter ego has grown up a lot since 20s, crazy stuff bore her :-)))