My opinion, however, is that certain details in the design of the user interface experience of a website are the most important factors.” -Jaron Lanier Although Zuckerbergian philosophy states that all should be shared, anonymous is on the rise.In reaction to the over-publicity of the self (which one could argue is in itself violent and pornographic in its own self-serving way) as conditioned by the social web, users have flocked to the other extreme of pure anonymity, preferring to live under the more anarchic conditions facilitated by 4chan for the sake of maintaining a level of power and control over their own privacy and identity.a_strawberrygirl59214 (4/4/2012 PM): wtf, im not a bot norbertogomezjr (4/4/2012 PM): i’m sorry. Chat between the author and chat-bot, April 4, 2012.] Sometimes the bots surprise me, as their responses and use of language is slowly updated by a mysterious figure: for example, I was once asked, “Who you callin’ a bot?” Yet their creators remain wholly unknown and unquestioned by users.
The architecture of a previous period fostered a certain behavior, in the form of pseudonymity, just as the current social web fosters publicity. Yahoo is going to close its public chat rooms from Dec. Millions of online users use to start their chatting habits with yahoo public chat rooms and keep using it for hours long.