The Comeback of Online Anonymity

Tim Wu strikes gold with this insightful piece in the NYT T Mag.

"Thanks to Facebook and Instagram, oversharing one’s personal life feels as authentic as reality TV. Right now anonymous posts hold the key to the truth."

We feel anonymity is only one piece to this societal puzzle in which Facebook and other social media are decreasing our life satisfaction and increasing our loneliness.

Anonymity should encourage vulnerability and honest advice to help us shift. To enable resolve. We think being anonymous is a toe in the water. Perhaps we're looking for our keys under the streetlamp; we don't need the anonymity, our friends do. It's just the right buffer to yield honest advice