Thursday, September 19, 2013

Anonymous Versus Anonymous


Screenshot of comment section - Chicago Curbed
re Jennifer Pritzker's garage Sept 13th (reblog of a reblog)


Chicago Curbed time and again proves how anonymous discussions and arguments can be entertaining, informative and hilarious. Chicago News Report is an example of how it can all go terribly wrong. Crime in Wrigleyville and Boystown a recent upstart blog of note is almost entirely anonymous in the comments section.

No one knows who anyone is. There are giveaways/tells though. The name calling hasn't gone away. Fun trying to guess (or figuring out) who said what.

Over time people have gravitated away from made up handles. Today people are more apt to choose anonymous or their real names (Facebook/Nextdoor). Many posters don't want to have to create or remember accounts for every platform. Chevanston has decided to return to anonymous comments. Moderation will remain.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

WE ARE LEGION. EXPECT US.

Anonymous said...

is this thing on?

Pris Stratton said...

Phillip you Bad Boy. Most of us know who you really are but you like wearing a mask so we indulge you in your fetish. You know I wear a wig but that is part of your fantasy. As long as we don't hurt each other what is wrong with a little fantasy and pretend? I warn you that the handcuffs and whip are real. You Bad Boy.

Louise Long said...

Yes, Pris, most of us know that Philip is really Jeffrey. We also know that he likes to censor his site although he calls it moderation. Keep away from him. He's bad news.