Friday, August 22, 2014

Anonymity and Responsibility

I thought this was an interesting article from Time about personal responsibility and anonymity.  What if people could not criticize each other on the internet anonymously?  How would that change their conduct?  This doesn't simply mean attaching one's name to a criticism, although that's a start, but being honest about the whole context and taking personal responsibility before criticizing others.  It seems like this would change not only a good deal of "commenting" on the internet, but also a good deal of personal interactions as this article points out.