Another aspect of internet that can be used positively or negatively is you can redefine yourself through it. You can be who you always wanted to be or the personality that you coveted to have, you can be all that and it can really have positive influence on your personality; researches have shown pretending for a long time can actually change you. But don’t forget the negative aspect of anonymity over the internet; your latest love interest might be a 50 year old truck driver pretending. You have to be really careful to choose how much you should share with the other person. Mind you pretending to be a 25 year old boy, or a celebrity or something that you just can’t ever become is not right and it is an offence. And this kind of pretence can only make you delusional.
You are a poet but too shy to share with your peers, go online. You are a novelist and not sure about how the response will be post it online. Be assured there are other people with dreams and ambition just like you no matter how wired you think they are.