Internet helps us to get a tool or place to share information easier. We can use blog, website or social media to do this. All of those tools are available for free. You can use the paid service, but the free service itself is enough to provide all kinds of features and benefits you can get from the internet for information sharing a purpose. However, there is one thing that can cause a problem. It’s the internet anonymity.
What is Internet Anonymity?
Internet anonymity is a way where we hide our identity or personal information when we access many services on the internet. In the first place, this feature was created to protect us from privacy infringement and such. However, these days, many people use it for spreading bad thing or hurt others. You can easily see this case on many forums or social media, which many people use it a lot.
Many internet users can easily leave some harsh comment on a certain topic that is used in that place content. They don’t care about will their comment can hurt others or not. In the name of freedom speech and expressing their opinion, they do that easily. And, with anonymity, they can lessen their burden they shoulder when they make that harsh comment or spread fake information.
In some case, the authority can reveal the identity of the internet user that spread that information or harsh online statement. However, it depends on the type of comment or content. If it’s only expressing disagreement of content, that won’t be a problem at all. But, it’s still hurting others. And, with internet anonymity, you can freely walk away from that place without thinking about how your comment or content affect others because other people won’t know you.
Internet Anonymity Effects
This is where internet user can feel more powerful. Even though they have many weaknesses in the real world, they can become more powerful in the online world. They even call themselves God and do anything they want online.
This is surely a serious problem. Internet anonymity can affect internet user personality and how he/she see the world. They can easily see other people as an unimportant object. Worst of all, this habit can kill their social sense. It can make them more aggressive which can lead to the violence culture, which we can easily see these days. So, we need the wisdom to avoid it.