February 4th, 2010 | Uncategorized

Times techie suggests elimination of online anonymity

At a small talk Wednesday, David Pogue ’85, the senior technology columnist for The New York Times, spoke about responsibility at the intersection of blogging and traditional journalism. Accountability and responsibility, he said, could be improved by requiring online users to post content under their own names.

(Photography by Jared Shenson/Production & Design Editor)

  • anon

    I question this. I agree that anonymity is abused many a time–I’ve often caught myself saying things that I normally might not say if I had to post my name–but I seriously question whether the gains from using one’s name outweigh the losses from the ability to speak freely and candidly without fear of retaliation.