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Kaycee Nicole in Training
Interesting letter in today's Dear Abby:

DEAR ABBY: I am a 10-year-old girl who has been playing after school on a Web site for pet lovers. I like to talk to kids older than me — 14- or- 15-year-olds. A lot of the boys I've talked to have asked for my picture, so I went to Google and found a picture of a pretty blond girl around 15 years old. I have been sending this picture to all the people who have asked me for one.

So this is what the future holds for us. A whole generation of Kaycee Nicole Swensons in training.
Categories: Identity/Imposters
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jan 07, 2005
Comments (33)
...and if I hadn't defended myself I'd still be a liar. Thanks. I can feel the love.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Thu Jan 20, 2005  at  03:16 PM
Wow, I go on vacation a few weeks and when i get back everyone is fighting. First of all, I've definitely noticed that people are ALWAYS giving meagan a hard time. Come on guys, give her a break for once. She's always got good input and it's not like anything she's ever said has been that fantastical.

Anyways, I first got internet about 13 years ago when I was 8 years old. I remember when AOL got their first chat rooms, though it must have been only a few years later. I use to talk on them all the time (it was before everyone was so worried about the dangers of chat rooms). I know I had lied before about my age if the other person said that they were older. No faking pictures then because no one had scanners to even upload pictures, but I wouldn't have put it past me when I was 10 years old. I think the letter is believable.
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Sun Jan 23, 2005  at  01:17 AM
im excited to chat with you
Posted by shaunte  in  maryland  on  Mon Feb 20, 2006  at  03:38 PM
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