I was recently in an exchange with someone concerning the classic New Yorker cartoon, “On the Internet, Nobody Knows You’re a Dog“. Based on my thoughts regarding Reputation (capital “R”) in the expanding internet/virtual world marketplace, my newfound position is that this theory isn’t quite true. So for those thinking I’m mistaken and they can conduct themselves without regard for real life/real world consequences, go read this article over on C|Net titled “Wikipedia vandal quits job“.
We need a new cartoon, perhaps. I’d suggest this line: “For every anonymous jerk on the net, there’s someone sufficiently ticked off to hunt them down“.