We recently learned that several supporters of Anonymous had their Google+ accounts taken down, and now these same people are said to be working on a social network of their own. These Anonymous hacktivists say that this new service will not have any censorship or chance of any blackouts. This could become one of the safest social network services on the web, but would you join it?
These accounts were banned over the weekend, so it has not taken long for the idea of this new service — wonder if they already had plans to do so. Creating your own social network is not easy, a few of my colleagues and myself tried a few year back, the response was not that bad, but it was not that great either. Our problem was trying to model ourselves on MySpace too much — look where they are now.
According to The Telegraph one of those Google+ accounts blocked was YourAnonNews, and when it happened they had no idea that there were more affected. This is not the first time that such a thing has happened, as in the past, accounts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were also closed. However, we have to remember the reason why they were blocked, as it was due to these accounts not being registered in the correct name.
These social network services are clear when they ask users for their real names, so we could already see this coming. Maybe something good will come from this, as the Anonymous group is a tight group, although the new service will be open to all. Not sure if any people who have been affected by previous Anonymous activity will be signing up in a hurry?
The new site will be called AnonPlus, and we can already see that there is a holding page; we are not certain how long it will take these 18 developers to complete the website, but we all know how fast they can work when they set their minds to it.
On the holding page it goes on about joining a revolution, one that users will never turn their back on. One thing we do know, the security will be very tight, but at least you know you will not be governed by any sort of guidelines — well maybe one — and that is to speak up. One has to wonder if this new service will have an impact on Google+ or Facebook, as Diaspora tried and has yet to make an impact?