Jillian C. York. A Case for Pseudonyms. Pseu·do·nym [sood-n-im] –noun a fictitious name used by an author to conceal his or her identity; pen name.
There are myriad reasons why individuals may wish to use a name other than the one they were born with. They may be concerned about threats to their lives or livelihoods, or they may risk political or economic retribution. They may wish to prevent discrimination or they may use a name that’s easier to pronounce or spell in a given culture. We must fight for both anonymity and respect. There are anonymous cowards on the internet who abuse others, spread hatred and distribute obscene criminal material.
And there are anonymous heroes on the internet too, who fight repression, spread inspiration, ideas, wit and truth. It is entirely understandable that Facebook, Google and others would want to stamp on the bad by ending anonymity, but they have not yet done enough to show how they would preserve the good. Randi Zuckerberg Runs in the Wrong Direction on Pseudonymity Online.
The Nymwars rage on.
Over the past several weeks Google has been engaged in a very public struggle with its users over its “real names” policy on Google+, prompting blog posts and editorials debating the pros and cons of allowing pseudonymous accounts on social networking sites. But there is one person for whom insisting on the use of real names on social networking sites is not enough. Unsurprisingly, that person is Facebook’s Marketing Director, Randi Zuckerberg. Speaking last week on a panel discussion about social media hosted by Marie Claire magazine, Zuckerberg said, Jon Pincus. Google+, Privacy, and Balancing Identity. Blog Update (July 26, 2011): Real Names, Guilt, Self-Censorship, and the Identity War A few days ago in Google+'s "Identity" Controversy: No Easy Answers, I briefly discussed why identity issues -- especially related to Google's excellent new Google+ product, but by no means restricted to Google -- are so complex.
I also explained various aspects of Google's policies regarding identity issues associated with Google+ and Google Profiles as I understand them, based on my recent conversation with Google representatives on this topic. Reaction to my posting could best be described as "comprehensive. " There are lots of strong feelings about identity, anonymity, pseudonymity, and associated issues, and there are many hopes and concerns regarding Google's getting these "right" for the presumably very long-term Google+ project. There are a variety of reasons to encourage the use of "true names" (or at least "commonly known by names") in social media such as Google+, Facebook, and others.
A Case for Pseudonyms. Cross-posted from the EFF’s Deeplinks blog, authored by me, and made available under a CC by 3.0 license. pseu·do·nym [sood-n-im] –noun a fictitious name used by an author to conceal his or her identity; pen name.
There are myriad reasons why individuals may wish to use a name other than the one they were born with. They may be concerned about threats to their lives or livelihoods, or they may risk political or economic retribution. Google Plus Deleting Accounts En Masse: No Clear Answers. “Real Names” Policies Are an Abuse of Power. Everyone’s abuzz with the “nymwars,” mostly in response to Google Plus’ decision to enforce its “real names” policy.
At first, Google Plus went on a deleting spree, killing off accounts that violated its policy. When the community reacted with outrage, Google Plus leaders tried to calm the anger by detailing their “new and improved” mechanism to enforce “real names” (without killing off accounts). This only sparked increased discussion about the value of pseudonymity. Dozens of blog posts have popped up with people expressing their support for pseudonymity and explaining their reasons. Would Anonymity Help Activists on Facebook? A Response to Luke Allnutt.
Luke Allnutt has a thoughtful piece on RFE/RL asking the above question: Would anonymity help activists on Facebook?
His response, “maybe not,” relies on the idea that anonymity would be extended only to those with special “activist status,” something I haven’t heard concretely argued as a potential model but which is nonetheless troubling. Allnutt writes: If Facebook had a special “activist’s status,” where it officially allowed some accounts to be pseudonymous, where does it draw the line? Google+ and the loss of online anonymity. Bitcoin is not Anonymous. Bitcoin is not inherently anonymous.
It may be possible to conduct transactions is such a way so as to obscure your identity, but, in many cases, users and their transactions can be identified. We have performed an analysis of anonymity in the Bitcoin system and published our results in a preprint on arXiv. The Full Story Anonymity is not a prominent design goal of Bitcoin. However, Bitcoin is often referred to as being anonymous. Eclipse Origins Tutorials. You need to have a copy of Visual Basic 6.0 installed. No other version of Visual Basic will work. Either grab a copy cheap on eBay or go through the usual illegal routes. [WIP] OtherWorld. [W.I.P.] Wizarding World. My game is in brazilian portuguese, but I'm writing the topic in english for show you my project. Sorry about the english mistakes, I'm really bad on your language. About the game Features Apparition spell system - when the player uses the apparition spell, a menu is opened with some options that allows you to teleport for some maps on the game.
As the books/movies, there's some places (ex.: Hogwarts) that the player cannot disapparate. How to show a npc's level above its name. Ok, Heres how you make a Npc have its level over its name. First, Open Client.vbp. Now scroll down to "ModText (modText.Bas) And double click it. Emlyn: New Beginnings. [ Emlyn: New Beginnings ] [story] A newly inhabited land, full of mystery, ancient ruins, and a vast jungle to explore. The World//R:2. [EO] Handle Forget Spell Fix. Online commenting: the age of rage. For a while after his first TV series was broadcast in 2009, comedian Stewart Lee was in the habit of collecting and filing some of the comments that people made about him on web pages and social media sites.
He did a 10-minute Google trawl most days for about six months and the resultant collected observations soon ran to dozens of pages. If you read those comments now as a cumulative narrative, you begin to fear for Stewart Lee. A good third of the posts fantasised about violence being done to the comic, most of the rest could barely contain the extent of their loathing. This is a small, representative selection: Face recognition: Anonymous no more. Tor Project: Anonymity Online. Supporting your freedom to choose the name you use on social networks and other online services.
Java Game Programming Part I: The Basics. Editor's Note: This article has also been translated to Serbo-Croatian language by WHG Team.
The internet has become an excellent medium for game programmers. If you surf the internet chances are that you have seen at least a couple of java applet games. These games, besides making a great addition to a website, are a great place for beginners to learn and advanced programmers to hone and expand their skills. Over the course of these articles I want to cover the basics of programming java applets, how to make some simple games, as well as some advanced topics including double buffering. A few of the simple games that I will use are tetris, nibbles, pacman, and pong. Lesson: The "Hello World!" Application (The Java™ Tutorials > Getting Started) The sections listed below provide detailed instructions for compiling and running a simple "Hello World! " application. The first section provides information on getting started with the NetBeans IDE, an integrated development environment that greatly simplifies the software development process.
The NetBeans IDE runs on all of the platforms listed below. My name is Albatross. View topic - how do i make a mmorpg with blender. Free 3d rpg creator - GameOgre.com Free MMORPG Forums. “For Those Who Don’t Want To Believe” “Real Names” Policies Are an Abuse of Power. Eric Raymond.
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