Today I watched the TED video by Christopher “moot” Poole the founder of 4chan, a controversial, uncensored online imageboard.
The comments were also very interesting and I like to share some of the ‘for anonymity’ threads.
- It gives us (the reader) a peek into the darkest corners of human mind.
- It gives us a glimpse of how our culture is evolving (again as a reader)
- Anonymity is beautiful, it automatically rids people of status and therefore ego
I liked these three comments as they tell why anonymity is needed and what good we can take as a reader.
But the question is do I need anonymity in what I say? I guess not.
I am a strong believer that every word uttered should have a name and an identity to it. Personally for me I believe that I stand responsible for what ever I say or do and this Non anonymity (sometimes forced upon by my self) helps me to be transparent and more truthful.
But I guess in countries where freedom of speech is a dream this service can do a lot of good, but then people there will not have access to this either.
Bottom line two questions cross my mind
Would I like to read and see into anonymous postings on web? Yes
Would I like to tell something without revealing my identity? NO
Then a series of questions stands on trial before me
So if I can’t speak out now what do I do?
I am not sure, but I guess I will wait till I can face the aftermath of what I say.
But what if it is very important that people must know what I have to say?
Should I put the thought on 4chan?
Well that is a fine line I am not comfortable treading now and so slightly confused today after viewing this.
But as always open minded to change my views as I know better