Anonymous Resistance

Anonymous is the name given to the collective of international ‘hacktivists’ who have launched cyber attacks against many government organisations or large corporations. While hackers are often believed to be inherently ‘bad’, Anonymous has been described as ‘digital Robin Hoods’ and ‘freedom fighters’.

I’ve focused my remediation on the idea of anonymity which surrounds Anonymous, and more specifically the idea that they could be any person around us. The internet has allowed people to share their political beliefs and act upon them freely and anonymously, and Anonymous (and various other groups) have used that to their advantage. Despite the negative stigma, the people within Anonymous have used their skills and platforms to make a difference online. My favourite part? These people could be from any walk of life, coming together to stand united.

We [Anonymous] just happen to be a group of people on the Internet who need—just kind of an outlet to do as we wish, that we wouldn’t be able to do in regular society… That’s more or less the point of it. Do as you wish… There’s a common phrase: ‘we are doing it for the lulz.’

Trent Peacock, February 7, 2008.

References:

 Brown, J, 2008). ‘Community Organization with Digital Tools: The face of Anonymous‘, MediaShift Idea Lab: Reinventing Community News for the Digital AgePBS.

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One thought on “Anonymous Resistance

  1. Hey Dayle!

    The remediation you did was so awesome!! It perfectly represents how Anonymous is everywhere and anywhere without us knowing. They could be our friends, workers or family members but we wouldn’t know!

    I think the Anonymous Resistance is pretty interesting! Fun fact for you to know though, this year was the first ever time I heard about them. I never saw any posts about them before and I mean researching them they have been around for ages!!!! I still can’t believe it took me this long to find them.

    But going back to your post, I would love to have known something they have done recently! Have they been active on social media at the moment? I understand that they are Anonymous hence the name but it would have been interesting if you were to share a few of their recent posts even it were videos!

    I wanted to share this with you, it was a video I came across earlier today about where the world is going! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKHHNa6mSYY

    Why I think you should watch it is because we’ve spoken about these exact ideas in BCM and considering this is the their most recent post on youtube I thought why note share it.

    Anyways, I hope you have a great night!

    Thanks,

    Amy

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