Be it truth or fiction, what people type about you online can do more than just hurt feelings in real life. Some bloggers question and sometimes try to expose the identities of others who wish maintain cyber anonymity. This story in the Washington Post offers reason to why one SHOULD want to maintain anonymity in todays virtual society.
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Harsh Words Die Hard on the Web
Law Students Feel Lasting Effects of Anonymous Attacks
- If you own a blog or forum where a person posts something unprovable, hateful, and identifies a real person, delete it.
- If you are visiting a blog or forum where you find this happening, type only two words "Why hate?".
- If it is YOU that can't find the maturity to refrain from posting in this way — go watch TV.