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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Creating a Social Network by Angela Crocker

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Anonymity and Obscurity

The usual goal of a social network is to connect with real people in an online context. However, in some situations participants may hide behind a pseudonym or make themselves anonymous.
Many legitimate reasons for anonymity are acceptable. Perhaps the participant is part of a custody battle, or closely related to a public figure. He or she might suffer from an illness such as depression or HIV, which sometimes still have unfortunate and inaccurate stigmas attached to them. Maybe the user is on an injury claim and may risk the claim if he or she even talks passionately online about particular recreational activities. Many reasons are understandable if honorably motivated.
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