The Pros And Cons Of The Internet

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The internet is everywhere and today, we are walking around with internet devices in their pockets, our smart phones. Have you ever been online on; Facebook, YouTube, a blog, etc., and looked at the comments? While there can be multiple heartfelt comments, there can also be negative comments.
“You look like an ugly slob”-from no name. This type of comments is a growing problem in todays media world. I hope to increase awareness in media users of the pros and cons of using anonymity online. While elaborating with an opinion editorial I will demonstrate the negative aspect of anonymity cyberbullying, predators ,and unethical behavior. I will also show anonymity along the lines of privacy.
What is anonymity? Anonymity is being anonymous. Meaning the real author is not shown, anonymity is a way for people to say anything to another individual without having to worry about others discovering who is behind the computer screen. Pseudonym is a form of anonymity which another name is shown as a fake name or a pen name.
This idea of Anonymity and pseudonym are not new ones and are not just happen online. For example, the author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who is most commonly know as his pen name Mark Twain. Even our childhood favorite Dr. Seuss whose real name is Theodor Seuss Geisel.
This has been a concept for many years, but with the growing online presence, online anonymity is becoming a debatable issue, whether online anonymity has a positive or negative effect .
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