Chris Poole (aka “Moot”), the founder of the Internet phenomenon 4chan, spoke about anonymity and identity on the web at this year’s Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco. Poole stated “Identity is prismatic. There are many lenses in which people view you, and we are all multi-faceted people.” Poole continued to say anonymity allows web users to “explore certain passions and interests that are very personal to us that we don’t want the rest of the world to see.”
Like 4chan, 12ozProphet does a great job of being a social site while continuing to maintain your anonymity. Recently we have been working our asses off to make the site even better. Now, you can personalize your profile, upload photos, add friends, and post messages on your friends wall; you can enjoy all the features of a normal social networking site, but without worrying your activity is going to come back to haunt you.
When you’re exploring your online identity on 12oz, just keep in mind we’re working our hardest to keep your name safe. While we understand most graffiti writers have different motives for anonymity than 4chan users, we still think Chris Poole would approve.
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