Anonymous Vs. Anonymous : Anonymous

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Anonymous Anonymous is a group whose members are geographically scattered around the world but unitedthrough the Internet, consisting largely of multiple imageboards and forums. Originating in 2003 on theimageboard 4chan, the name came from the perceived anonymity of users posting content on theInternet. In its early form, Anonymous was a decentralized online community of people actinganonymously in a coordinated manner, usually towards a loose goal of entertainment. Beginning in 2008,the group became increasingly associated with international hacktivism, often with the goal of promotingInternet liberty and freedom of speech.The name “Anonymous” is inspired by the perceived anonymity under which users post imagesand comments on the…show more content…
Anonymous has no leader or controlling party and relies on the power of its individualparticipants. "Anyone who wants to can be Anonymous and work toward a set of goals..." a member of Anonymous explained to the Baltimore City Paper. "We have this agenda that we all agree on and we allcoordinate and act, but all act independently toward it, without any want for recognition. We just want toget something that we feel is important done..." A simple definition of Anonymous tend to emphasize the fact that the concept cannot beencompassed. Instead, it is often defined by aphorisms describing perceived qualities. One self-description is: “We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.”Reporter Chris Landers of Baltimore City Paper say “Anonymous is the first Internet-basedsuperconsciousness. Anonymous is a group, in the sense that a flock of birds is a group. How do youknow they’re a group? Because they 're traveling in the same direction. At any given moment, more birdscould join, leave, peel off in another direction entirely.”No official way of communication between members of Anonymous has been announced, but the group isbanded together by the Internet. Signs of members communicating has appeared on sites such as 4chan,711chan, Encyclopædia Dramatica, IRC channels, and YouTube. Social networking services, such asFacebook and
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