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[ NNSquad ] "Surprisingly Good Evidence That Real Name Policies Fail To Improve Comments"
"Surprisingly Good Evidence That Real Name Policies Fail To Improve Comments" http://j.mp/MepPZG (TechCrunch) "In 2007, South Korea temporarily mandated that all websites with over 100,000 viewers require real names, but scraped it after it was found to be ineffective at cleaning up abusive and malicious comments (the policy reduced unwanted comments by an estimated .09%) ..." - - - My personal view is that there are applications where Real Names work, and venues where requiring them can have significant (even major) negative collateral impacts. It's a complex issue without easy answers, and a layered, situation-specific approach seems best. I am on record as being very negative toward enforced use of the Facebook commenting system by non-Facebook sites. --Lauren-- Lauren Weinstein (firstname.lastname@example.org): http://www.vortex.com/lauren Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info Founder: - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com Google+: http://vortex.com/g+lauren / Twitter: http://vortex.com/t-lauren Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com _______________________________________________ nnsquad mailing list http://lists.nnsquad.org/mailman/listinfo/nnsquad