Posts Tagged ‘anonymity’

Multi-faceted online identities

Incredibly insightful insights by Christopher Poole (“moot”, founder of 4chan and Canvas)

From SXSW earlier this year

Zuckerberg’s totally wrong on anonymity being total cowardice. Anonymity is authenticity. It allows you to share in an unvarnished, unfiltered, raw and real way.

The cost of failure is really high when you’re contributing as yourself, to fail in an environment where you’re contributing with your real name is costly.

As for how anonymity connects to identity, he spoke to this at Web 2.0

It’s not who you share with, it’s who you share as… We all have multiple identities, it’s part of being human, identity is prismatic. Google and Facebook would have you believe you are a mirror, but in fact we’re more like diamonds, you can look at people from any angle and see something totally different and yet they’re still the same