Links for 2007-12-05

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  1. Re Citizendium:

    An obsession with people using their real names is the wrong way to go about it I think. A web of trust type thing, where other people can certify you as an expert on an area by you giving them appropriate evidence (either anonymously or unanonymously) to them has no need that you reveal your personal details to the world. Like a more serious version of Jyte, with certificates.

    Peoples real names aren’t important (in many countries, there is no such concept in law anyway, and that’s a good thing). What’s important is their continuity (things posted by the same pseudonym are posted by the same person), and their credentials. In an ideal world, I should be able to take exams as a pseudonym and receive qualifications that can be certified as belonging to that identity without ever telling anyone my ‘real name’.

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