Internet anonymity can have both good and bad consqeuences. Some people can fall in love, yet never meet in person. Others, can engage in sociopathic behavior that they would not do without the cloak of anonymity.
This blog came about because I wanted to ask provocative questions that I didn’t feel safe to do in church. So, anonymity has helped me be more truthful than I otherwise would be inclined to be in public. I will also admit that on occasion, my temper has gotten the best of me, and perhaps I have left some comments on other blogs that could have been phrased in a more polite manner.
I came across this article at MSNBC which talks about Anonymous behavior, both the good and bad (although it concentrates more on the bad.) So, is anonymity a good thing, a bad thing, or both?