Couple weeks ago when I interviewed Seth Godin on the radio show he said that he wished nobody could be anonymous on the internet.
It stirred up a few people in the comments who took exception to that statement.
I honestly can see both sides.
On one hand i can see times when using a sock puppet is useful.
I also have been a member and financial supporter of the Electronic Frontier Foundation for many years. This organization has done more for anonymity on the internet then any other.
But lets be honest.
- 99.9% of the time when anonymity is invoked on the internet its to do someone harm.
- 99.9% of the websites registered with anonymous info are spam/scams.
What if there was no such thing as anonymity on the internet?
What if Google warned you with a interstitial before you visited a site that was anonymously registered (maybe just from pay per click) ?
Talk amongst yourselves