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Published: Monday, March 24 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Midwest City, USA, OK

On the one hand, I don't like people using anonymity because they freely and openly misuse it. I think people -should- have a level of apprehension about their communications, a social incentive to be at least humane in their speech. That's something grossly lacking in online communities; in real life, you can't just walk up to someone and shout about what a bigot they are for not agreeing with you-it tells reasonable people that you're not worth dealing with.

On the other hand, I don't like the push from two or three giant corporations to make you give personal information for everything you do online. Frankly, I don't trust Facebook or especially Google not to preserve or avoid misusing such information. Without me saying so, facebook knows I've been to Provo, UT because I'm identified in a photo that's been date&location marked there at the MTC. Every time I log in, it not only asks me where I went to school, but offers likely suggestions as to where.


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