Internet Anonymity: Do Not Want
We here at Boston Daily have quite the online presence. Googling our names brings up various posts from this blog and mentions on other sites. We are completely unfamiliar with the concept of being anonymous on the Internet.
In his column today, Alex Beam explores how the Web-averse can expunge their identity from the series of tubes. But perhaps the bigger question is, why would you want to?
We do know people who were opposed to social networking Web sites. But after receiving some advice from professionals in their industries, they reluctantly created profiles on LinkedIn and Facebook to prove they can use the technology to prospective employers.
Of course, there is the drinking co-ed pictures with John Kerry kind of Internet identity that those of us who have graduated from college would do well to avoid. But the Web doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, so there’s something to be said for cultivating a PG-rated online presence for the world to see.