I subscribe to time, and this article hit home for me. It is something I have been thinking about for a couple of years. How long can the internet stay anonymous? I agree with the authors statement
"Viewed as a social experiment in good faith among anonymous equals, the Internet is not succeeding. The masked ball is in danger of becoming a hooded mob."
I believe it because it seems to me that everyday the internet becomes more of a place for smut, than for commerce, academics, information, or science. What is the answer? Should we be asked to subscribe to an authentification service to be on the web? Do we really want the government to step in and regulate?
Please at least skim the article before posting.. Thanks.