Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Controversy Surrounding Anonymous Blogs

Anonymous blogs seems to be a touchy subject. Those who support and refute their use both have solid points. The "blogosphere" by its very nature is supposed to be an outlet for bloggers to let their creativity and ideas flow with the opportunity for feedback (or is it turning into something else?) Supporters could claim that they want to participate in this new, interactive technology without exposing their identity. Their reasons for this could be personal or work-related.

On the other hand, those who oppose using anonymous blogs could claim that using names requires those who blog to truly think about and be held accountable for their published content. It also allows the blogger to establish their credibility and personality online and potentially build a following. Since blogging is still new, I suppose that only time will tell whether or not it is functional to use anonymous names when blogging.