Catfish: Time and Nev

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Catfish Essay
Social Media has changed and improved the way that we live today.  We can become friends with people who live on the opposite side of us in the earth. Also social media can combined the people who live in the south side of the earth with the people who live in the north side. People can share their pictures, check out what they interested in and can be in communication with each other by calling each other in video.  But how can we know whether those people are saying the truth about their personality, which is name, age, and picture, or not. Usually we don’t even ask ourselves if these people could be totally faking than whom they really are.  Nev Schulman, a New York City photographer, is an example of people who believe in the Internet world and got shocked.  He has a Facebook account and has a couple hundred friendships.  One day he got a painting in the mail from an 8 years old, named Abby.  This was a painting of a picture that Nev took a few months back.  Nev has surprised by her amazing talent.  Then, they became friends on Facebook.  Nev talked a lot about her talent for painting.  But the question is does Nev really know anything about Abby?  He just knows about what he has read on Facebook and her photos.  But does Abby really a talent and what she said about herself was true?  Catfish is proving about the hard truth in Social Media.  In 2007, Catfish was created and produced by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost. The documentary is full of deception, twists, lies, and conspiracies.  In this story Ariel follows his brother Nev to know a family that he did not know any thing about except for what he read on Facebook.  Nev becomes attracted with a talented young girl named Abby and her mother, Angela, and especially, Abby’s older sister, Meg. Nowadays, most people don’t involve making a relationship vie the Internet. Unfortunately, Nev Schulman find this out in a very difficult way.  He believed that this amazing young painter Abby has this...
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