Any realtionship (it is my opinion) relies upon the simple premise of trust or lack of it. The internet, as an entity, provides a unique experience in which one may, apparently, create a relationship that is unreliant upon the cultural norms that define "trust" in certain societies. Those being the constance of a name equated to the character of a person (which harkens upon the topic of "aliases," but more to the pint looks at how issues of trust factor into the defamation of aliases).
I find myself not only not being able to "trust" those who I thought I had known, but not even being able to trust myself at times. Perhaps I see trust as something as based on a constant rather than a maleable? I think that is the case. And what is more maleable than the 'net?
Is trust a foundation upon which relationships are built?
How do the tools at hand in 'net societies foster or relinquish trust?
Do you find yourself trusting "real life" reationshipos more than "net" relatioships? Why or why not?