1. Internet commentary
made by unknown or unauthenticated users. 2. That part of the internet in which people operate anonymously free
Due to lack of consequence, traffic in the anonysphere may be more frank but also more insensitive, caustic
or craven as well. There are many justified reasons for operating in the anonysphere that have to do with free
-speech, freedom from reprisal, participation in alternative personality and role
play. From this benefit comes
the arguably less
attractive symptom of bad behavior, personal baiting, racism, hatism, extremism.
People are less
extreme and confrontational face to face, perhaps even more human - but this is an opinion
rather than a judgement. There is perpetual discussion
about the role
of anonymity on the internet (or the anonysphere).
During the recent election year the anonysphere
gave voice to some the most extreme beliefs of the electorate.
The Arab spring uprisings may have never achieved their full
potential to mobilize and organize without the safety
of the anonysphere