A high school girl named Megaa Omari Grandberry met 43-year-old flamerboy548 in a chat room. Flamerboy548 told Kacie that he is 18 and just moved in the same neighborhood as her and sees her somtimes. They started talking for a couple of months. One thing lead to another so they started online dating. While they were in a relationship she became comfortable telling flamerboy548 all of her information. As far as her real name to her home address. Later on, Megaa fell in love with someone she could meet up with face to face, so she broke up with flamerboy548, he was furious. One night when Kacie was home by herself in Cleveland, Ohio, flamerboy548 had come into her house, covered her face with a chloroform cloth, and as she fell into his wrinkled arm he dragged her to his dodge Durango. Flamerboy548 took Megaa into the woods later on that night and, raped and killed her. Then hid her underneath the floor boards, before aiming a gun at his head.Anonymity should be something we continue to have on our social media websites. This means real names shouldn’t be put into the public. Society could be very judgmental of our race, opinions and views upon issues of the world. Being anonymous is important for online social discussions involving abuse, minority issues, harassment, and many other things. Also, anonymity is useful for people who want to ask technical questions that they don’t want to admit they don’t know the answer to. For example, if a priest asked someone questions that he should know about god, and someone found out about it his career could be on the line. Also, if someone was identified reporting illegal activities without the fear of getting jail time, and later on gets in trouble other people may find out this happened, causing more people to become silent resulting in more crimes to become unsolved . Anonymity is extremely effective in promoting freedom of expression. This may have positive or maybe a relief effect in that it allows people to get their feelings out without physically hurting people. Additionally, anonymity interferes with some methods of controlling the actions of other people. Lastly, anonymity is that it is a part of society and unavoidable. Anonymous communication can be achieved in real life by sending an unsigned letter or making an anonymous phone call. In fact, almost every state has a suicide prevention hotline that makes the callers identity anonymous allowing them spill out their feelings and prevent them from taking their life. The current availability of such services eliminates the need to forge an identity or use another person’s identity to correspond anonymously. People on the net are anonymous to some degree anyway because of the inherent characteristics of the medium. Services providing additional anonymity are only expanding on this feature.The anti-anonymity brigade assumes that the cloak of the keyboard brings out the very worst in people because there’s no accountability in an identity vacuum. This belief, however, is purely anecdotal and is completely empirically unfounded. But surely anonymous users can still launch virtual bombs and then log off forever? Yes, but they aren’t commenting in a vacuum. Keeping an apparently anonymous rabble at bay requires more time, demands more engagement and means that we have to become part of the community so we can recognize our new virtual collaborators. That is the only way that we won’t be overwhelmed by mob rule. And in the end, everyone, named or not, will have had their say.