---- Eric Schmidt: If You Don't Want To Use Your Real Name, Don't Use Google+
netmeg - 2:48 am on Sep 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
Coward. You want to say something on the internet then do it the same way it was done 20 years ago
As someone who was there and participating in this same exact anonymity discussion OVER TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO*, I can assure you that it wasn't done any differently twenty years ago than it is now. Some people prefer to be anonymous and some don't. This same exactly discussion crops up every few years, and a bunch of people get all excited, but in the end, as I said above, people will do what people will do. And some folks will always be anonymous, and other folks will always be calling for them to be outed. It couldn't be more repetitive. But somehow, nothing ever really changes.
(There are no Google folks running or moderating this site)
*active participation on public access unix conferencing boards M-Net, Grex, Chinet, Igloo, & The Well; plus heavy activity in all Usenet soc.* groups and a few alt.* groups. In short, I have the history.