Hacking the Future
A panel discussion on whether people should be anonymous on the Internet, and Anonymous with speakers Clay Shirky, danah boyd “zephoria”, Megan Carpentier, Whitney “Dr. Troll” Phillips, and Cole Stryker. At the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, NYC.
Cole Stryker begins the conversation with an excerpt from his book “Hacking the Future” on where we are now – in terms of privacy, identity, and anonymity – on the web, to where we will be in the future, and whether Randi Zuckerberg’s desire to abolish online anonymity should come true or not.
Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook’s marketing director, has a fix for cyberbullying: stop people from doing anything online without their names attached.
Facebook requires all members to use their real names and email addresses when joining the social network – a policy that has been difficult at times to enforce, as the prevalence of spam accounts or profiles assigned to people’s pets suggest.
Zuckerberg, who is Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, argued that putting an end to anonymity online could help curb bullying and harassment on the web.