|Opinion||Anonymity should not be eradicated from the Internet|
– BorgClown, 2010-11-14 at 10:37:01 (4 comments)
|On 2010-11-14 at 10:47:04, BorgClown wrote...
Today I browsed a couple of hours on a site with lots of content that can't be unseen, most of it gross. Someone suggested http://www.eyebleach.com to ease the creep and it was effective, if a bit slow. So I got directly the images from here http://www.eyebleach.com/eyebleach/ and saw them all at once (about 100). My point is, I get myself grossed, which gets me to OD on pretty chicks, and goddammit, it's good to vent about it relatively anonymously. It's not a topic you can comfortably discuss with coworkers at Facebook.
|On 2010-11-14 at 18:38:20, Thelevellers wrote...
Lol, maybe not co-workers, but most of my friends would appreciate the link :P Then again, most of my friends are early 20s, so it's maybe a little more normal to do a bit of perving to cleanse your mind... Anonymity is essential to proper internet functioning, from bloggers revealing important insider stuff about day to day life as police/paramedics, to people like us just wanting to chat about stuff without needing to worry about real life repercussions. Have to admit I was suspicious of eyebleach -I'm sure I've been fooled by something similar before, and ended up with the opposite D:
|On 2010-11-14 at 19:56:14, Lee J Haywood wrote...
There's plenty of anonymity in the off-line world, and ultimately bits of information are anonymous and always will be... http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2010/02/anonymity_and_t_3.html I suppose you could imagine a world where nothing is anonymous, but I imagine that where people lack anonymity they will simply stop using the technology. You'd have a terrible loss of basic privacy though, which would be too intrusive for anything but a totalitarian regime to get away with.
|On 2010-11-14 at 20:08:45, BorgClown wrote...
I was looking for the [Like] button, FML