Power of Anonymous: The Collective Known As Anonymous

Anonymity is still a pillar of the internet, and a requisite part for certain parts of it to remain functional. One such part that we talked about here on the Thoughpick blog has been wikileaks.com. The site exemplifies the importance of anonymity on the net and why it is crucial to maintain that as a feature of the web. The main function of the website is that it enables people with a pipeline through which they can expose the deepest and naughtiest secrets of the world and act as whistle-blower central.

Being anonymous on Wikileaks enables you to protect yourself but little else, it endows you with some powers to bring on change to the world but your adopted hidden identity does not allow you to do much more than leak. On the other hand, there are others on the web that utilize their anonymous identity to organize, that identity then becomes fully characterized and they snuggle comfortably into becoming Anonymous in both real and net lifes.

Who's Anonymous?

Who's Anonymous?

Anonymous is not a person, nor is it a group, movement or cause: Anonymous is a collective of people. They are a loose group of people that are united through a belief in an idea rather than leadership. They are independently acting agents that don’t seek recognition but long to achieve their goals.

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