Spurred on by Google pulling the Anonymous G+ page and Gmails, Anonymous have decided they’re going to have to make their own social network if they want to communicate and organise online. In keeping with their open ethos, they want to make an open social network, open to hackers and non-hackers.
We have a hunch that it won’t be the place you put your holiday snaps, but we do love the sound of it.
Social networks have proved their worth in organising crowd movements – Twitter with the News Corp scandal and Facebook with the revolts of the Middle East. A network could give the Anonymous movement a structure which could turbo charge its power to organise things, whether that’s making lolcats or illegally hacking governments and multinationals.
It could also make members more vulnerable to being caught.
Though we uh take it that the profiles will be anonymous?
It would also be fascinating to see what a crowd-sourced social network would look like. What will features include?[via Gizmodo]
By Anna Leach | July 18th, 2011