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F05: Blog false identity

QUESTION: Why would someone participate in a blog under a false identity?

ANSWER: Some people who add their thoughts to a blog want to remain anonymous, but their input is nonetheless valid and well intended. They just don’t want to reveal their name for privacy reasons. Others contribute false information to a blog because they want to screw around with people. Remember that kid from grammar school who put the frog down your shirt? Some people never change. So be discriminating when you read something on the Internet. Not all written words are true.