identity/reputation

Reinforcement of identity from amazon:
“[Book] reviewers who use their own names will have a Real Name badge posted next to their reviews. (Pen Names are permitted, but they’re less acceptable.) According to its Web site, Amazon believes that “a community in which people use their Real Names will ultimately have higher-quality content.”
What interests me is a condoned shift from anonymity to … what, some kind of transparency re identification? This at the same time that Wired magazine says anonymous blogs are the new hot thing, “wired,” while paid blogs are “tired” and popular blogs “expired.”
And here’s another blog for the rss: Beyond the Beyond, Bruce Sterling’s, for/from Wired.

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