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September 7, 2010

The last month or so has been insanely hectic and this blog has suffered greatly, I know. Life doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon, but more on that in a future post, as well as a few other things I have in the hopper:

– Why being transparent with your identity online is better than anonymity;
– Why you should be focused on fragmented news;
– Why you should (or shouldn’t) listen to anything I have to say.

Any thoughts on these topics? Want to suggest another one or an amended version of one of these? Drop a comment–I’d love to hear from you.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Warlock Bloodaxe permalink
    September 7, 2010 11:37 pm

    I’d like to hear more on why anonymity is worse than transparency. Is this just limited to the realm of online journalism, the internet in general, or something else? I agree that transparency is probably the better way to go in professional circles, especially if you want to build a name for yourself; however, I don’t think it’s “better.” Gaming communities, for example, have thrived on anonymity and wacky user names, which Blizzard learned the hard way when trying to implement the RealID system on their forums. Anonymous individuals also helped expose Dan Rather’s not-so-authentic memos shortly after that segment aired on 60 Minutes, and they continue to provide insightful analysis and commentary on all sorts of news events. While there’s an argument to be made for accountability in some individuals (warning: language), openness with your identity doesn’t automatically grant you respectability or make a person less likely to troll. It is a different route to go, but I wouldn’t say it’s better.

  2. September 13, 2010 9:45 pm

    Good comment and I think I addressed most of your questions in my latest post that I finally wrote.

    Thanks for stopping by to say something.

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