Tuesday, November 07, 2006

2ch.net, an Anonymous Social Network

Quite an interesting article about 2ch.net, a social network were users mostly post without a name or nickname.

If nicknames were used, as the creator of the board Hiroyuki Nishimura once explained in an interview, those people would gain authority in this network over time... an authority which would make it harder for others to tell them “what you say is wrong/ boring/ lame.” Nishimura says, “All information is treated equally; only an accurate argument will work.” And: “[P]eople can only truly discuss something when they don’t know each other.”

There are also numerous English textboards/imageboards like 2ch, most notably 4chan.org and 4-ch.net.

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