Some online speakers want anonymity because they fear their legitimate online speech could trigger real-life retaliation. This allowed them to track property ownership and inheritance, collect taxes, maintain court records, perform police work, conscript soldiers, and control epidemics. The right to free speech includes the right to speak anonymously, and fears of terrorism or other crimes shouldn't be used as a pretext for abridging those rights. Regarding this matter, Twitter is able to verify accounts of prominent Twitter users such as celebrities in order to ensure identity fraud is not being committed on the social networking site. June 2010 A real-name system is a system in which when a user who wants to register an account on a , website or , is required to offer including their legal name to the network service centre. Last month, Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich of Germany said bloggers should disclose their true identities. As such, it is necessary to also think about ways to promote ethical Internet behavior, based on voluntary user participation, before imposing restrictions on Internet usage, which needs an open structure to fully flourish.
As such it is also a part of culture. When people have their contributions tied to their real name, they are more likely to consider the repercussions of their actions and what they post within your community. Appalled by the spread of the controversy, the principal resigned and committed suicide. The country's two largest microblogging sites, Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo, both have more than 300 million registered users. Please no advertising posting links to your site or any site you are affiliated with, unless it was requested, even if you feel it is related , inflammatory or disrespectful remarks including personal attacks of fellow commenters or profanity. If you formulate something undiplomatically, it will haunt you for the rest of your life.
Just keep in mind, there are some things that should be written in a private journal and should not be blogged about, and you will probably be fine. After all, plenty of people are easily tied to their usernames online. Politics There are still a lot of states about which have draconic measures for whatever political thought. Knowing that anything you say online may show up when someone Googles you, use your postings to your advantage. Real name registration is just one tool of the trade. Notable exceptions include the best-known users, who are typically well established in the industry. However, on the other hand, we need to admit that applying such system still have its limitations and risks.
For instance I might not think that attending a political rally in support of voting reform is untoward, but others may. That again doubles when people have a choice of being anonymous — for e. And the others are authenticated by vouching of friends, called social authentication. Think long and hard about posting anything under your real name. Hyves, And that account is also locked if your not my friend. MaskMe will automatically fill in online forms as each of your different selves. So that doesn't really apply to me.
Trying to quell extremist views by preventing them from being expressed anonymously simply isn't going to work. However, his death can also be seen as the result of a kind of mob lynching carried out by Internet users. The 2005 English Spectrum Incident Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4: Part 5: Part 6: Part 7: Part 8: Part 9: Part 10: Part 11: Part 12: Part 13: Part 14: Part 15: Part 16: Part 17: Part 18: Part 19: Part 20: Part 21: Part 22: Part 23: Part 24: Part 25: Part 26: Part 27: Part 28: Part 29: Internet real name system debated On January 24, who else? In a sense, this can be valuable. A community where people use their real name will generally appear more attractive to a professional audience than a community where people go by a moniker. Platforms like Facebook, which are largely social-driven -- that is, structured around interpersonal relationships --are going to have an easier time getting users to comply with real name policies compared with more content-driven platforms like microblogs. As , this can lead to less moderation workload. Technical discourse about programming is carried out almost exclusively online.
When considering if you are for or against it, first reflect on how you use it. So for most users you would be someone else. If everyone on LinkedIn had a username listed, instead of a real name, how would that affect your perception of the site? In societies where the state has restricted traditional media, the Internet offers an eye-opening and unique atmosphere. Further evidence of that is seen in a series of arrests of members of one of the most notorious hacker rings, who operate under the name Anonymous. The real world is often messy, chaotic and anonymous. Where does the internet social real name go? A perfectly normal and acceptable opinion now, may not be in a few years and writing on the internet is eternal.
In order to help you tackle this issue, I have put together a list of pros and cons, based on my answer to a , that asked about the advantages and disadvantages of using nicknames as opposed to real names. Then there are the information security costs related to keeping users' personal information safe from theft. Its neighbor South Korea started to take such kind of measures several years ago. Google and there are relevant results: I get calls from recruiters who find me on LinkedIn, and someone with a non-work related opportunity actually googled me, found where I worked and then called reception to speak to me. Social media pervades everyday lives. Some of the cons below are only cons if you care what people think of you.
My career has progressed only slightly beyond average-nobody, and that was the impetus for making my identity public. For instance, I use iFroggy as my username in many places. However, these shortcomings can be fairly avoid, once the social network site or government have effective policies and internet security technology. For example, I use a pseudonym any political discussion sites, or my personal blog. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. The only upside I can see is building a positive reputation, which can have great ramifications, but I'm an average nobody software developer. I like to think that my alias is my name and in several computer-related circles, it is because it's unique in a world of johnsmithery.
They'd know my real name too, usually. In fact, implementing real name registration is easier said than done. With that being said, if someone really wanted to find out who I was, they could. The principal must have found it unbearable to endure the psychological shock to his professional pride as an educator amidst a flood of condemnation via the Internet. However, while we take the benefits that using social network as tool, there are some shortcomings or side effects when we using it.