The Facebook Messenger app for iOS now can make voice calls, iPhone users can purchase Amazon MP3s from their device, and the fake-girlfriend story involving a football star has drawn attention to the "Catfishing" phenomenon.
- Everyone is talking about the online dating phenomenon of "catfishing" with the controversy surrounding the fake girlfriend of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o. The football star says he was caught up in hoax in which someone made up a fake account on social media and pretended to be a girl named Lennay Kekua, and lured him into a romantic relationship that he thought was real.
It's a story that has many talking about catfishing, which is the act of creating a fake social media profile and leading someone on romantically. If you have thoughts on the phenomenon, or know someone who has fallen for a fake account, email email@example.com. You can also send a short video reply via Tout. Some comments may be featured on our next Update.
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