"Collaborating can be such a vulnerable thing—to invite someone into your world, and for them to invite you into theirs."
The Internet is not a proxy for the real world nor is it an extension. In fact, there is no distinction between the Internet and the real world. Don't treat the Internet as an escape, it is a part of the lived environment I'm in as are my various computing devices.
Nonetheless, in an environment where most of us present and create ourselves to others online, via social media and personal webs, and to an audience that we know and do not know, we enter a complex process of curating by algorithm. This involves of course not just us and computational models, but our feelings and morals, and a stream of content that has been curated to us. By reposting it, it also indicates a personality and an ethical behavior, as we feed the algorithms of diverse platforms with affects.