An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. -Charles Horton Cooley
Normally when I post and write here it's just whatever's in my head at the moment. Last night I discovered the drilldown tool for visitors. I knew a lot of my visitors were anonymous but I had no idea exactly how many. It's a very high percentage. I don't mind that people are looking without making their presence known. I just wonder why. Am I too controversial, too wacky, too dull? I don't know but I'm glad you're looking and reading whatever your reason.
Food for thought from the wiki on anonymity:
The term "anonymous message" typically refers to message (which is, for example, transmitted over some form of a network) that does not carry any information about its sender and its intended recipient. It is therefore unclear if multiple such messages have been sent by the same sender or if they have the same intended recipient.
Sometimes it is desired that a person can establish a long-term relationship (such as a reputation) with some other entity, without his/her personal identity being disclosed to that entity. In this case, it may be useful for the person to establish a unique identifier, called a pseudonym, with the other entity. Examples of pseudonyms are nicknames, credit card numbers, student numbers, bank account numbers, IP addresses. A pseudonym enables the other entity to link different messages from the same person and, thereby, the maintenance of a long-term relationship. Although typically pseudonyms do not contain personally identifying information, communication that is based on pseudonyms is often not classified as "anonymous", but as "pseudonymous" instead. Indeed, in some contexts, anonymity and pseudonymity are separate concepts.
However, in other contexts what matters is that both anonymity and pseudonymity are concepts that are, among other things, concerned with hiding a person's legal identity. In such contexts people may not distinguish between anonymity and pseudonymity.
The problem of determining whether or not the identity of a communication partner is the same as one previously encountered is the problem of authentication
Thank you to all my anonymous friends. I'm here if you ever want to interact- no strings attached.
For all my outspoken friends- thank you for letting me know you're here!!!!
Peace everybody. Love, Josie