Tuesday, March 20, 2007

In Case You Didn't Know...

Online Anonymity Lets Users Gets Nasty

Really? I'd never have guessed...

The only thing that's newsworthy here is that you can let basic grammatical errors get by you, and still be a editor for the Associated Press.

Although I do find it interesting that in spite of the fact that the Web is nearly completely anonymous, and people can post anything they want in some places, people still take what they find in random, un-moderated forums to be the Gospel truth. If every error in Wikipedia is grounds for discounting the whole idea of a publicly edited online knowledge base, why should nasty comments about someone on some random dating site be taken seriously?

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