You Sir, Are Anonymous

Sorry to beat a dead horse here guys, but let’s have a quick chat about posting anonymously.

I honestly don’t mind if you do it. I’d prefer if you attached a link to somewhere I could contact you, and if not then even just a name, but I understand some of you just want to post anonymously for the sake of it. I’m sure you’ve realised by now I actually relish abusive comments. And that’s okay, if posting anonymously let’s lets you say something you wouldn’t normally say otherwise then go nuts.

But please, don’t give me personal branding advice if you’re going to do it anonymously. That is where I draw the line.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at June 23, 2009 2:59pm, 23 June Reply

    Is this predictable?

  • Zac Martin
    Posted at June 23, 2009 3:11pm, 23 June Reply

    Far too predictable, although I was expecting some advice about something…

  • Jason P
    Posted at June 23, 2009 3:36pm, 23 June Reply

    Anonymity can protect a personal brand. What if Kevin Rudd REALLY felt like telling you he thought you were a wanker? Doing so with his full contact details wouldn't be very good for his personal brand, would it?

    Anonumity is the personal equivalent of a company's Right to remain silent

  • Lachyw
    Posted at June 23, 2009 5:11pm, 23 June Reply

    Actually if you wanted to remain silent you wouldn't say anything at all (which was the gist of Zac's previous post).

    Lucky for Zac, who loves a good sling of mud, those who comment seem not to heed their mum's advice. And in that case I definitely agree if you're gonna have a go, wear it.

    Posting without a link doesn't seem so bad to me, coz big brother can be a real prick. And sometimes you just want to throw your 2 cents in and get on with your day.

    But posting as 'Anonymous' is just weird. No-one can tell who you are from a first name.

  • Zac Martin
    Posted at June 23, 2009 5:42pm, 23 June Reply

    @ Jason P

    I actually agree with you, but if K Rudd wants to give me personal branding advice he should do it under his own personal brand. ;]

    @ Lachyw

    No link required if I know who you are and already have your contact details.

  • Lachyw
    Posted at June 23, 2009 6:04pm, 23 June Reply

    hmm… I didn't mean not to provide a good link. Assumed it would link to my email addy. oh well, as you noted it isn't always required.

  • The Bogan!
    Posted at June 23, 2009 7:51pm, 23 June Reply

    Why would anyone bother to post anonymously when they can post using a bullshit name and link to any url they want to?

  • lucio Ribiro
    Posted at June 24, 2009 5:39pm, 24 June Reply
  • Anonymous
    Posted at June 29, 2009 2:57pm, 29 June Reply

    Typical Gen Y attitude Zac. You need to sharpen up your act, contribute something useful to society and stop whining.

  • Zac Martin
    Posted at June 29, 2009 3:04pm, 29 June Reply

    @ Anonymous

    Typical anonymous comment. But with my typical Gen Y attitude I'll tell you that is my blog and I'll do what I want.

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