This week, I discovered Densha Otoko. Originally, I thought it was included interaction on a BBS. Instead, the Internet forum featured in this Japanese Drama is about 2ch.net. A big part of Densha Otoko is the online interaction — people reading and responding to online posts. When I told
If there is a user ID attached to a user, a discussion tends to become a criticizing game. On the other hand, under the anonymous system, even though your opinion/information is criticized, you don’t know with whom to be upset. Also with a user ID, those who participate in the site for a long time tend to have authority, and it becomes difficult for a user to disagree with them. Under a perfectly anonymous system, you can say, “it’s boring,” if it is actually boring. All information is treated equally; only an accurate argument will work.