I’m watching with great interest the reaction to Blizzard’s (a.k.a. World of Warcraft) plans to require the use of real names in forums. I’m collecting a link to posts about this topic in case you’d like to read more:
- Randall Farmer, who has major chops in the field of online communities, weighs in here
- TechCrunch has a typically vapid post about this.
- Rock, Paper, Shotgun weighs in here.
- Another vapid post on TechCrunch.
- A comment from a long-time Second Life Member.
That’s it for today. I’ll update this list if I see other posts about this.
Update (thanks for the heads up Rebecca!) Blizzard backs down:
I’m sure there will be more.
p.s. I’m sure it was the Alliance Scum who were behind this idea originally. For the Horde!