I will admit that at times we as bloggers can be a little too demanding and a little too much about me me me! Huffington Post at a mistake that I’m too familiar with it which is announcing new changes to their site before they are made.
But as the following will show it is a little bit more than just bad wording, jumping the gun with proposed plans, encountering glitches along the way.
I decided to go ahead and create fake Facebook account so then I could show how Huffington Post’s new guidelines affect anonymity. I will admit that it was not as easy as I thought it would be, one has to first create an email account. Not the hardest thing in the world right? the first hurdle I encountered was having to enter in mandatory mobile number in order to get a Yahoo account, I suppose this is same for our a Google account, (and this is something I will speak about in detail later on) so thinking I was the slick one, I opted for a hush mail account – no mobile telephone number required, HA! score one for Jack.
Armed with my new account I proceeded to the next phase. Setting up a Facebook account is quite easy, I even chose a ridiculous name (out of respect I did not use my proposed porn name Dick Johnson) okay is a bit tedious but I was ready to set up a brand-new ” anonymitized” Huffington Post account as you can see it did not go Smooth
this could be the end of me gaming the system or maybe there is hope after all ( of course this brings the issue that our information is being collected but this is for another time to discuss) but I’m not going to give up because a troll is not going to give up. So I thought to myself how could I do it? and I did find a way around it but because
this is not a tutorial on how to hack anything
and because I am not out to create a problem for the site I will not list how one can get around the verification process.
At this time I stopped. I did not proceed to create the account on Huffington Post because there was no need for me to do that and I would probably would have ended being banned – not to mention that our obsessive trolls would use it as fuel to tarnish this site.
I really don’t see how once a troll figures this out how they can be stopped. It took me quite some time to figure it out but I suppose once a person learns the steps they can do it in just a few minutes. Take people like the unmentionables who have created hundreds of socks (that are now grandfathered) now similarly a troll can create as many as they like and continue to troll as much as a like on Huff.