Blogger Anonymity

No, we don\’t have a right to anonymity. Not sure why anyone would think that we did.

Still, the secret is to do what I have done. Create an online character under a completely fictitious name (come on, I mean, really, \”Worstall\”, you think anyone is called that in real life?) and make sure to remain rigidly in character.

If things start to leak into the real world just hire some failed near drunk to carry the name in public.

Works very well, as you can see, for absolutely none of you have realised that I am actually Britney Spears now, have you?

10 comments on “Blogger Anonymity

  1. Britney, be careful! That old soak of an actor you hire for public occasions looks very untrustworthy, I get the distinct impression that he’d sell you out to the papers for a bottle of whiskey.

  2. Ummm… that’s what he did: created a fictional character called “jack night”.

    Given how robust this same Mr Justice Eady was in defending Max Moseley’s privacy, it just seems really weird that he can’t see that the public interest will be harmed by blowing Jack Night’s cover.

    (totally different case, Mosely wasn’t courting publicity etc etc, but it still seems odd)

  3. I’m just having a problem reconciling the concept of “failed near drunk” with your stand-in.

    Unless, of course, you mean “failed to stop at the stage of being nearly-drunk”.

  4. Don’t journalists make a thing of protecting their sources – ie secrecey. Is there a difference?

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