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Vol. CLIV, Issue 3
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Anonymity Shapes the Whitman Encounters Community

Anonymity Shapes the Whitman Encounters Community

Evan Taylor December 6, 2012
There's only one place on campus where you can find declarations of love among intellectual discussion, where cackling trolls hide out under a bridge called diversion and where faceless people debate the merits of facelessness. Whitman Encounters, a website created and facilitated by Whitman students, provides an open discourse through anonymous posts by users. The site—whitmanencounters.com—allows for anyone, within or outside of the Whitman community, to view the various issues brought up in posts, ranging in topic from sex to Halloween costumes.

Internet communication leaves us unprepared for real life interactions

William Witwer May 3, 2012
Withdrawing into technology instead of really interacting, instead of dealing with the messy, complicated business of life is hugely counterproductive and troubling. Yet, our current internet culture has us do just that.
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