Why the question “Is Tweeting Cheating” even up for debate is the real question, but since MSN put it out there, it’s good to know that the majority have the common sense to agree that in some cases, yes it is.
If you’re wondering if Rep. Anthony Weiner, and his tweeting lewd photos to other women has anything to do with this debate, that answer is also yes. People suddenly want to know if virtual relationships constitute infidelity.
Kimberly Young, director of the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery, says many people are in denial that what they’re doing online is real. They experience a dangerous sense of detachment to real life while online, somehow convincing themselves once the laptop is closed: “I didn’t really do that. That wasn’t me.” And they don’t see their actions as infidelity.
Reality Check: What you’re doing online is very real, and so are the people you’re doing it with. So, don’t be surprised when you get caught your significant other decides to leave you, or even worse decides to go upside your head for playing virtual mind games.