Anonymous dirty chat
But there are still many people who have populated the internet with alternate personas.They create avatars and fake names and sometimes even fake opinions.
There are pages that will look up photos of a person based on the name you give them; it’s probably only a matter of time before Google creates a function that can map your face in a photo and match it to others.Don’t tell them your name, or where you live, or how old you are, or what school you go to. In college, I joined an online text-based RPG and had a blast. Yet we do guard our privacy on the internet – viciously, in some cases.Don’t tell them anything about you.” And I rolled my eyes and promised I wouldn’t because I had never intended to in the first place. I made friends and we all talked frequently outside the game, emailing each other at length about any number of topics. You don’t know who these people are.” “Mom,” I assured her, “I really do. We are particular about who can view our Facebook accounts, Twitter feeds, who can have our email addresses.A women tracked him down (it was relatively easy, since his handles were the same across several websites) and found his Twitter account.She tweeted at the company he was sending a resume to, showing them the game he had created, and let others know that he was responsible.The web has been buzzing over the past several months due to the unmasking of some well-known internet trolls.
A large portion of the online community has thrown up their hands in a collective sigh of relief, but a sizable number are enraged – by bringing the names of these people to light, real life identities have been comprised and people’s lives have been altered for the worse.
So perhaps this “invasion of privacy” uproar is moot.
At the end of the day, whether the current methods of dealing with these problems are right or wrong is an argument that can play out into the ether; it doesn’t change how things will actually function now and going forward. What you say and do on the internet is being heard loud and clear, by more people than you might ever suspect.
While we were assured by our moderators that there was never any pressure to share more information about ourselves than made us comfortable, it wasn’t long before we all knew each others’ names, where we were writing from, and what we did on a day to day basis. It’s pretty easy to spot crazy most places on the internet.” This is not a sad story where I end up stalked and have to change my name and move to another state, bemoaning my lack of foresight. They are real, wonderful people who I am very lucky to know. I was warned to take caution when I graduated from college; if there were any pictures of me on Facebook sporting a suspicious red plastic cup, I should remove them immediately.
In fact, I should remove any pictures that made me look weird at all. Anyone can screen capture your tweets, even if your account is private.
Recently, a man who had been brutally harassed by an internet troll for three full years used this technology to find the person who had made his life hell, day to day.