In an internet area of social networks, Twitter, and blogs where does anonymous blog comments fit in? Isn't it about time they were outlawed? Do they have a place in today's digital society? For me the answer is no - they should be sent to the internet scrap heap.
What possesses someone to post a comment anonymously? Isn't it nothing more than a combination of spam and bad linking? When someone posts in this cowardly fashion there are only a few reasons:
- Hate posts
- Personal attacks
- Linking to boost SEO rankings
- Cheap links to products and websites
- Gives the illusion of support for or against an issue
Nothing, I mean nothing good can come from anonymous blog comments. If you have something to say and are responding to a post or another comment from someone who put their opinions out there, then why don't you do the same as well? Afraid because you might say something stupid? Most people have done something like that at one time or another and usually you get the chance to correct it and you move on. Also, a lot of companies now have blogging policies and you should go look yours up so you know what you can and can't do.
There is no valid reason to make a post anonymously. There isn't a place for it in today's social networking digital space and it should be outlawed. If you can't provide a valid email address so people can track you down, you should have no business participating in an open communication environment of today's digital space.
Heck, you can't publish a letter to the editor of your local newspaper without giving a name and address. Why shouldn't that apply to the internet? It absolutely should be a pre-requisite or else the internet will never grow up and will be filled with vile, personal attacks, spam, and generally other unprofessional tactics. It is time that anonymous comments leave the modern digital space.