- What is the indieweb take on anonymity?
- By buying a domain you have to give out real/correct/accurate information and therefore you cannot be anonymous.
- Telegra.ph is an anonymous publishing tool from the creators of the Telegram app that lets you create rich posts with markdown, photos, and "all sorts of embedded stuff." (1) (2)
- FML is an anonymous social network for people to complain about everyday problems. The website was turned in to a book series as well.
- AfterSchool App After School is a private space for where students publish anonymously to a school group where they can find stuff friends, stories, notes of encouragement, who is into whom.
- psst! An anonymous social network and texting app with no history and no trace.
- Secret was an anonymous publishing app that shut down after patterns of abuse.
- 4chan is an anonymous photosharing site known for abusive communities
- YikYak was an anonymous app popular among teenagers in US that shut down after patterns of bullying and abuse
- whisper is a private social media app
Levels of Anonymity
- Anonymous - i.e. there's no way you're going to find out who I am
- Pseudo-anonymous - i.e. you don't know who I am unless you do a bit of digging and cross-referencing
- Obfuscated - i.e. it's public but you'd have to guess the URL to get in there
- Public - i.e. you can see everything, including who I am
Doug Belshaw, private correspondence, weareopencoop.slack.com
- Anominity online protects vulnerable populations. The real name policy on Facebook, for example, has caused harm in the trans community.
- teenagers like to try on multiple online identities
- Anonymous venting can provide a cathartic release
- Anonymous platforms lead to increased bullying and harassment . Many apps like YikYak and Secret shut down after creating toxic communities
- Some have suggested harassment leads to teen suicide following cases such as  and