Anonymous on the Internet

Zuckerberg trained Internet users to reveal their true identity and stand by their opinion.  But many Internet users are still living through fake profiles, avatars, and responding on Quora anonymously.  You shouldn’t hide in the 21st century. 

To build a credible online personality and demonstrate independent thought, you have to remain accountable of real profile and your opinions.  There are practical matters to maintaining anonymity such as personal health issues or if you live under a controlled state like China that punishes dissent.  On the whole, though, you should be the real you.

Everyone deserves their own soapbox. The web has handed everyone a microphone and said, “here, speak up.” – Seth Godin

Your challenge is doing your research and expressing yourself in a way that gets you heard, whether that’s through text, sound, video, or still images.  It’s up to you how to frame your status post. 

Above all, just start and be bold enough to hang by your opinion.  So what if you’re wrong.  

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.