Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dept. of Sensible

Yes anonymous blogging/commenting can lead to problems, but how far is too far in the other direction? (TLF)

Can self-regulation, social norms, public and press attention, and external pressure form others encourage some of the most vitriolic voices of the Net to moderate their tone? Perhaps not. With a platform like the Internet, you have to be willing to accept some silliness from those loonies who haven’t quite learned how to responsibly use this wonderful tool that has been put at their disposal. But I will take this approach over the forced surrender of our anonymity any day of the week.

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