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Transparency vs. Anonymity: Where Do You Stand? [INFOGRAPHIC & POLL]

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via Mashable by Charlie White on 8/4/11

Many of us don’t think twice about laying out details of our personal lives in public for all to see. Many might even be using our real names, just as Facebook‘s Mark Zuckerberg likes it. On the other hand, consider free-for-all meme site 4chan, where users cavort about in complete anonymity. That site’s founder, Christopher “Moot” Poole, thinks anonymity fosters creativity, honesty, and authentic content sharing.

Does anonymity necessarily create an environment where trolls and cruelty run rampant? Does transparency create a homogenized environment where nothing is real, people end up indulging in constant self-promotion, and users aren’t free to express themselves for fear of repercussions? Take a look at this infographic, and then let us know in the poll and comments section where you stand.

Should online forums require visitors to use their real names?

Infographic courtesy Daily Infographic/Lindsey Savino, used with permission.

More About: 4chan, anonymity, facebook, infographic, poll, Poole, transparency, trolls, Zuckerberg

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Written by omgmoments

August 6, 2011 at 5:45 pm

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