June 13, 2013 7:59 PM Subscribe
Internet anonymity is the height of chic
posted by stbalbach (59 comments total)
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tl;dr skip to the last paragraph, but the central idea is the online world has an oversupply problem (too many people exhibiting too much), cyber slavery, toxic trolling, corporate and state snooping - and thus the new chic is to be rare and anonymous, inaccessible, unGoogleable. But creates the paradox how to be chic if no one knows you exist, to which one answer is remain a bit visible but treat the Internet like any other old established technology, don't foreground too much in life.