Transparency v. Anonymity: a Geekend Presentation

This past weekend two of our digital communication team members travelled to Savannah, GA for the third annual Geekend Conference to give a presentation on the debate over online transparency an anonymity.

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, argues for complete transparency (thus accountability) on the Internet. Christopher “Moot” Poole, founder of the image message board 4Chan, argues for the anonymity and the freedom it brings.

Both perspectives affect how we interact and communicate online and increasingly within the world around us as our culture becomes more and more tech-saturated.

In this presentation Echols and Duda examine each argument and the respective founder’s real-world actions within the historical context of communication and interpersonal studies.

How has context collapse reshaped the way you communicate on and offline?

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