Facebook and My Anonymity

Last August I wrote a post called Facebook Reveals Secrets in which I expressed surprise over how some people blog anonymously yet use their real names on Facebook. It just seems a bit contradictory. Why would you be anonymous in one place and not another.

Anyway, I still haven’t done much with my own Facebook entry and I can’t say that I intend to. I am still trying to maintain some anonymity, but it remains to be seen how much longer I can keep that up.

But what I really want to mention is that when I look at some bloggers Facebook sites I am shocked to see how many people we know in common. I suppose that I really shouldn’t be surprised by this. The Jewish community really isn’t that big and I have been involved in aspects of it all my life, but still…

Just for kicks I’ll give you a partial list of groups/organizations I have been involved with:

Camp Ramah in California
Camp Ramah in Canada
United Synagogue Youth
University of Judaism
N.C.S.Y.

Like I said, I look at some of your sites and I can’t help but think “worlds colliding.” If we spent just a couple of minutes on the telephone I am sure that we’d find that we know a dozen or more people, or that we have been to the same parties.

And now if you’ll excuse me I need to go referee a disagreement between my kids.

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14 Comments

  1. Another meshugannah mommy March 6, 2008 at 4:50 am

    Well, I am not anonymous on Facebook – it sees my real and virtual worlds collide there. My blog is anonymous – I don’t link to it on Facebook. Don’t know why – there’s really nothing that I blog about which would be too embarrassing or private….

    Maybe I’ll change at some point.

  2. Another meshugannah mommy March 6, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Well, I am not anonymous on Facebook – it sees my real and virtual worlds collide there. My blog is anonymous – I don’t link to it on Facebook. Don’t know why – there’s really nothing that I blog about which would be too embarrassing or private….

    Maybe I’ll change at some point.

  3. BEAJ March 5, 2008 at 9:46 am

    I don’t use my real name on Facebook.
    I use A J Brightenstein.

    The word verification I’m about to enter is “akojoo”

    There must be a subliminal or cryptic message in it for me.
    A K O JOO.
    A knockout Jew?
    Natalie Portman?

  4. BEAJ March 5, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    I don’t use my real name on Facebook.
    I use A J Brightenstein.

    The word verification I’m about to enter is “akojoo”

    There must be a subliminal or cryptic message in it for me.
    A K O JOO.
    A knockout Jew?
    Natalie Portman?

  5. Jack March 4, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Judi,

    I can appreciate that.

    Anon, I hear you man/maam.

    Sarah,

    oh yes.

  6. Jack March 5, 2008 at 6:14 am

    Judi,

    I can appreciate that.

    Anon, I hear you man/maam.

    Sarah,

    oh yes.

  7. ~ Sarah ~ March 4, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    worlds are definitely colliding and it’s easy to see on fb. scary!

  8. ~ Sarah ~ March 5, 2008 at 4:19 am

    worlds are definitely colliding and it’s easy to see on fb. scary!

  9. Anonymous March 4, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    I use my blog to say things that are too controversial to say with my real name. I don’t want everything I have to say to be read by employers, family members, etc.

  10. Anonymous March 5, 2008 at 3:17 am

    I use my blog to say things that are too controversial to say with my real name. I don’t want everything I have to say to be read by employers, family members, etc.

  11. judi March 4, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    I gave up on the idea of blogging anonymously a couple of years ago. Not that it really mattered. And personally, I’m having a great time with facebook, friend.

  12. judi March 5, 2008 at 2:23 am

    I gave up on the idea of blogging anonymously a couple of years ago. Not that it really mattered. And personally, I’m having a great time with facebook, friend.

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