Single Identity Internet Could Stifle Creativity
4chan founder presents the case for anonymity fueling creativity and experimentation.
Against a backdrop of Facebook’s increasingly intractable and problematic ‘real names’ policy (contentiously illustrated by the revoking of Michael Anti’s account) and Obama’s Internet ID cards, 4chan founder Moot’s SXSW speech provided a timely counterargument. He presented 4chan as a case study for how anonymity and lack of archiving can be drivers in creativity and experimentation:
4chan’s rules and structure reward what’s being created, not the creator