4chan founder Christopher Poole (moot) gave a speech at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Poole claimed that Internet users should have a choice as to whether they want to stay anonymous on the web or use their real identities. The argument comes as Facebook and Google push to remove anonymity from the web.
Google and Facebook would have you believe that you’re a mirror, but we’re actually more like diamonds. Look from a different angle, and you see something completely different. Facebook is consolidating identity by making us more simple than we truly are.
Facebook and Google do identity wrong, Twitter does it better, and I want to think about what the world would be if we did it right.
Post author: Daniel Semper