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Anonymity Goes Away...At Last

The folks over at the Des Moines Register have had a change of heart.Man Exclaim   Four years ago when I contacted then editor Carolyn Washburn about the vile and disgusting things people write and then hide behind a phony persona she said it was something about "digital natives".  It was silly and I pointed that out, several times, over the years. 

It's true that I don't have the clout of Randi Zukerberg, sister to Facebook's co-founder Mark ZukerbergHere's her take on anonymity and why it must go...  Maybe the folks at Gannett were listening to her.  Maybe it was the linking of anonymity with the words bullying and harassment that got their attention.

Who they listened to really doesn't matter the good thing is that now if you want to write something vile and disgusting you'll need to have your name attached.  Congratulations to my friends at the Des Moines Register.  If you would like to read what they said about the change, here is the original article.