The anonymity of the online world also allows people to lose some of their own inhibitions. The shy person in real life may become one of the most outspoken online. There is a feeling of freedom that comes from being online. One of the things that most frightens many people in social settings is the idea of having an audience watching and listening, right there. Online, there is nobody right there. There is only a keyboard and a monitor. There is no physical audience and while there ultimately is an audience listening to those words, this fact is not immediately apparent, making the process of interaction quite different than in a face-to-face situation.