Managing anonymous comments is evolving; the Washington post and the New York Times are leading the way, the days of being anonymous are ending.
In 1993 Peter Steiner created this cartoon. It quickly became an icon for our understanding of the internet back then: this amazing, anonymous place where you can create whatever you want to create. Where nobody knows you’re a dog!
San Pedro, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Thursday, April 15, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com
Before we you need a dog bite attorney, you may want to become aware of changes. It is not long before the dogs start to bite each other on Facebook.
Eventually all these dog bites are going to become legal issues, and everyone will be searching for a dog bite attorney, it is just a matter of time.
"When news sites, after years of hanging back, embraced the idea of allowing readers to post comments, the near-universal assumption was that anyone could weigh in and remain anonymous. But now, that idea is under attack from several directions, and journalists, more than ever, are questioning whether anonymity should be a given on news sites.
The Washington Post plans to revise its comments policy over the next several months, and one of the ideas under consideration is to give greater prominence to commenters using real names.
The New York Times, The Post and many other papers have moved in stages toward requiring that people register before posting comments, providing some information about themselves that is not shown onscreen. "
Before you bite, realize, maybe I could make more money by suing you… we track IP addresses, and know more about you than you think. Maybe attorney will start trolling around on Facebook looking for libelous comments.