The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate
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A collection of posts about the future of Social Media and what our online personas will look like in the future.
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High School Football Coach Resigns After Nude Facebook Photo

High School Football Coach Resigns After Nude Facebook Photo | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it
A high school football coach in Maine lost his job after accidentally posting a nude photo of himself to Facebook.
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Erasing David

Erasing David | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it

This movie has nothing to do with Social Media, but has everything to do with the abillity/inabillity to stay anonymous in our technology-driven world.

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Nik Cubrilovic Blog - Logging out of Facebook is not enough

Nik Cubrilovic Blog - Logging out of Facebook is not enough | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it
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» Researchers Expose Cunning Online Tracking Service That Can’t Be Dodged

» Researchers Expose Cunning Online Tracking Service That Can’t Be Dodged | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it
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Eric Schmidt: If You Don't Want To Use Your Real Name, Don't Use Google+

Eric Schmidt: If You Don't Want To Use Your Real Name, Don't Use Google+ | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it
Eric Schmidt said at the Edinburgh TV Festival that Google+ was designed to be an identity service and that's why users are required to use their real name.
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Transparency vs. Anonymity: Where Do You Stand? [INFOGRAPHIC & POLL]

Transparency vs. Anonymity: Where Do You Stand? [INFOGRAPHIC & POLL] | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it
Should you be required to use your real name online, or is it better when you're allowed to remain anonymous? Take a look at the infographic and then sound off in our poll.
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How Old-Fashioned is Online Anonymity? | Ari Herzog

How Old-Fashioned is Online Anonymity? | Ari Herzog | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it
Facebook requires your real name when signing up for an account and everything you write on the site attaches your name to your content. But what about other websites that don’t require real names? Does the truth get out of hand?
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In Defense of Internet Anonymity -- Again - Datamation

In Defense of Internet Anonymity -- Again - Datamation | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it

In contrast with the Linux community's emphasis on user's rights, Facebook, Google+ and many companies work to limit the protection of user anonymity. Who's right?

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Google Plus Tells Pseudonym Lovers to Shove It

Google Plus Tells Pseudonym Lovers to Shove It | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it
Google responded tonight to the widespread criticism of its controversial Real Names Policy.
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Google's gormless 'no pseudonym' policy

Google's gormless 'no pseudonym' policy | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it
GrrlScientist: Google does not tolerate pseudonym use -- a policy that will have negative and far-reaching effects for online social media...
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Social media transparency: How realistic is it? | Social Media Today

Social media transparency: How realistic is it? | Social Media Today | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it
I embrace social media 100% and as a business owner social media has been proven for me.
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The Role Of Anonymity In Social Media

The Role Of Anonymity In Social Media | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it
Social Media Explorer examines the role of anonymity and anonymous commenting in social media settings.
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Why I Don’t Blog about My Personal Life Anymore ~ Chris Pirillo

Why I Don’t Blog about My Personal Life Anymore ~ Chris Pirillo | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it
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Daily Dot | It's too dangerous for this Honduran blogger to agree to Facebook demands

Daily Dot | It's too dangerous for this Honduran blogger to agree to Facebook demands | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it
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Crovitz: Are We Too Hung Up on Privacy?

Crovitz: Are We Too Hung Up on Privacy? | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Information Age columnist Gordon Crovitz writes about Jeff Jarvis's new book, Public Parts.
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Setting Boundaries for Internet Privacy

Setting Boundaries for Internet Privacy | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it
Europe is struggling to balance the needs of the advertising industry against the privacy of Web users. Consumers' rights groups are balking at a plan for self-regulation by advertisers.
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The Drawbacks of Google+ Real Names Policy For Online Marketers | Social Media Today

The Drawbacks of Google+ Real Names Policy For Online Marketers | Social Media Today | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it
The YouTube video of a very glum Saurabh Sharma, Google+ product manager, announcing that all users must be publicly known by "the name they commonly go by in the real world" set off a barrage of catcalls from around the web criticizing this new...
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Google+ To Suspend Users Using Pseudonyms

Google+ To Suspend Users Using Pseudonyms | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it
Google+ has decided to ban the use of pseudonyms and nicknames in place of real names, despite weeks of controversy.
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The game of all games: content and context (why Mark Zuckerberg, Marc Benioff, and Larry Page are carving up the social world) — Scobleizer

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Who is harmed by a "Real Names" policy?

Who is harmed by a "Real Names" policy? | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it

This page lists groups of people who are disadvantaged by any policy which bans Pseudonymity and requires so called 'real names.'"

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Jeremiah Owyang - Google+ - Just read the +danah boyd piece regarding protecting…

Jeremiah Owyang - Google+ - Just read the +danah boyd piece regarding protecting… | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it

Jeremiah Owyang starts (and moderates) a pretty darn interesting conversation about the stuggle between pseudonymity and transparency on Google+.

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PseudoID: Enhancing Privacy in Federated Login

Google has been working on developing an online id that is based on pseudonymity, much like a 2nd generation of the OpenID service. 

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Google Executive Wael Ghonim Admits He Was El Shaheeed

Google Executive Wael Ghonim Admits He Was El Shaheeed | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it

In this post, Wael Ghonim, the Google executive that was one of the leaders of this year's overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, confirms that he was the person who created the Facebook page that played a key part in sparking the revolt.

 

He created the Facebook page anonymously.  

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Transparency in social media. Do you trust me? | SocialWayne.com by Wayne Sutton on Startups, Entrepreneurship, Mobile Apps, Social Networks and Technology

Transparency in social media. Do you trust me? | SocialWayne.com by Wayne Sutton on Startups, Entrepreneurship, Mobile Apps, Social Networks and Technology | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | Scoop.it
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Do Anonymous Websites Work?

Do Anonymous Websites Work? | The Anonymity vs. Transparency in Social Media Debate | 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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