|This is the discussion page for Judith Donath's presentation at Wikimania 2006, Identity, anonymity and the wiki. Please join the discussion below!|
One thing that is should be considered is that the need/desire for anonymity and identity can change for user to user or even at for the same user from time to time. I started wikipedia as completely "anonymous" but over time I've grown more and more confortable with having my identity be more and more public. One thing that I've found is that there is such thing as "semi-anonymity"
The other thing is that the model of identity needs to take into account that people may want to partition their identities and have multiple identities that underact in complex ways. For example suppose I wanted to post on some sensitive topic. I might want to (and should be able to) create a new "throwaway" identity, not withstanding that I already have an wikipedia account.
The other issue is that I figured out ways of controling access between identities. User roadrunner has another identity on Wilmott and a "real" name. You can get from one identity to another, but one thing that I've intentional not done is to provide a "key" that will let you easily gather all my identities.
Roadrunner 18:50, 27 July 2006 (UTC)
inkeyes 11th August, 2006