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Online identity: is authenticity or anonymity more important? - The Guardian

Online identity: is authenticity or anonymity more important? - The Guardian | identity on the internet | Scoop.it
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Steph Alexandra's curator insight, August 25, 2014 6:24 PM

The Guardian has posted an interesting article discussing whether authenticity or anonymity is important on the web. "The old web [was] a place where identity could remain separate from real life". Now "a critical mass of people only want online interactions supported by "authentic" identity."  Millions of online users over the past decade want a safe place where they won't experience bad behaviour or have their identities stolen.

 

Facebook and Google products are the sum total of users web interaction, "and the value in creating a platform that provides confidence that a person is who they say they are, rather someone pretending to be them, is critical to a social network's success."

 

This article is neither for or against, but offers information on the subject, outlining that the expectation of web users has changed regarding their right to profile privacy. More so, as we have now entered a era where virtual relationships and the sharing of information is via online, which can be accessed by anyone, anywhere. 

This is interesting topic point to consider for all online users with active online identities/profiles, and definitely a conversation starter. 

Amethyst Mayer's curator insight, December 27, 2014 3:35 AM

This article has a lot of different opinions and points-of-view on the issue of Online authenticity and who the user really is.

Claudia Lovett's curator insight, December 29, 2014 11:42 AM

This is the most important part of online identity. It is the make or break of how we engage with one another and with web content. It is up to the individual whether or not they decide that the quality of being authentic is more important then being anonymous.

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Freedom From Fear Magazine - The Internet: Anonymous Forever

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The Id of the Internet: Identities in Online Networks | Networks

With the emergence and burgeoning growth of the Internet over the last several decades, the way in which societies and humans interact has changed dramatically.
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Online, Anonymity Breeds Contempt

Online, Anonymity Breeds Contempt | identity on the internet | Scoop.it
How Web sites can put an end to inflammatory comments from “trolls.”...
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Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140 | @SilkCharm | Laurel Papworth

Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140 | @SilkCharm | Laurel Papworth | identity on the internet | Scoop.it
One of the great mysteries of life is why Anon was such a genius in print and such an idiot online. And like all great mysteries, it's worth whiling away an afternoon investigating the phenomenon.
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How social networks wreck your online anonymity | TechRepublic

How social networks wreck your online anonymity | TechRepublic | identity on the internet | Scoop.it
There are all kinds of ways to lose your anonymity on the Web and the rise of social networks are a big factor.
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Do Anonymous Websites Work?

Do Anonymous Websites Work? | identity on the internet | Scoop.it
Some advocates of "real name" policies argue that pseudonymity is far too easy to abuse. They suggest that "real name" policies help reduce spamming and trolling. This might be true, however, you c...
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Online anonymity: A gateway to freedom or abuse?

Online anonymity: A gateway to freedom or abuse? | identity on the internet | Scoop.it
Google+ has sparked many online debates, but the one at the forefront concerns online anonymity. By forcing users to use their real names, Google+ has sprung open a worldwide discussion ...
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Should we allow anonymity online? – Simply Zesty - Simply Zesty

Should we allow anonymity online? – Simply Zesty - Simply Zesty | identity on the internet | Scoop.it
The founder of 4Chan recently argued for a different approach to identity online, than is currently practiced by Facebook and Google + , who call for...
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Google's push to erase web anonymity

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THE chaotic age of widespread internet anonymity could soon give way to a new era of real names and civility, according to experts, with Google's new social networking site - Google+ - leading the charge.
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Fleur Prinsen's curator insight, January 7, 2013 8:46 AM

Asserting that people only have one identity is a misrepresentation of reality... people develop themselves and create several social context for themselves in which they behave and relate in different ways

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Evening Focus: Does Online Anonymity Undermine Civil Dialogue? | BPI Campus

Evening Focus: Does Online Anonymity Undermine Civil Dialogue? | BPI Campus | identity on the internet | Scoop.it
Anonymous online comments are attracting attention from newspaper and website publishers, academics, and others who care about how we talk to each other. (More) The National Conference of Editorial Writers ...
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THE IMPACT OF ANONYMITY ON DISINHIBITIVE BEHAVIOR THROUGH COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION

THE IMPACT OF ANONYMITY ON DISINHIBITIVE BEHAVIOR THROUGH COMPUTER-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION | identity on the internet | Scoop.it
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Rapleaf CEO’s Thoughts on the Importance of Online Anonymity | Personalization Blog

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In Defense of Online Anonymity: The Google+ Policy is Wrong

In Defense of Online Anonymity: The Google+ Policy is Wrong | identity on the internet | Scoop.it
Google+ is trying to get rid of online anonymity, and I don't like that one bit.
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Google+ and the loss of online anonymity

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As it rolls out its Google+ social network, Google has been cracking down on its requirement that users have "real" names, just as Facebook has -- but are we losing something valuable as a society as a result of this stamping out of online anonymity?
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Salman Rushdie able to use own name on Facebook after identity conflict

Salman Rushdie able to use own name on Facebook after identity conflict | identity on the internet | Scoop.it
World-famous author receives apology from social networking site for deactivating account on suspicions he was an imposter...
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How social networks help me change my identity! | The Fourth Revolution Blog

How social networks help me change my identity! | The Fourth Revolution Blog | identity on the internet | Scoop.it
By publishing easily to the world, by taking the entire world as a witness of what we are doing, social networks have the power to accelerate our identity changes. When will you use that power to change your life?
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Confirm Your Identity - Facebook Help Center | Facebook

Confirm Your Identity - Facebook Help Center | Facebook | identity on the internet | Scoop.it

Facebook disabled my New Identity account several months later, when I could not provide a phone number to confirm my identiy.

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