What exactly did happen to anonymity online? And do we really need it?
I think that people were generally more likely to use pseudonyms or post anonymously back in the 1990’s; yet nowadays it seems everyone’s almost too open about themselves.
Just look at older interactive site or forum, and about 90% of them are run by staff going under usernames related to the topic in a generally anonymous way. And many of the members are a bit more secretive than people online now.
But then when you look on any more ‘modern’ website, it seems like hardly anyone is writing things pseudonymously (is that a word?)… Click here to continue reading this article