Who Should Be Unmasked on the Internet?

Facebook has always wanted to be the online chronicle of its members’ lives, a digital space where friendships are maintained and strengthened, births and birthday parties announced and chronicled, articles and consumer brands recommended, and the demographic profiles of its members steadily refined. Because of that, the information that Facebook users provide in their profiles has to be their real information. There are plenty of places on the Internet that still allow for anonymity and self-invention, but Facebook is not one of them.

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