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Why You Should Think Twice Before Posting Anonymous Comments Online

Four reminders that entrepreneurs have a responsibility to own their words in the digital age.

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"We already know that anonymous letters are despicable. In etiquette, as well as in law, hiring a hit man to do the job does not relieve you of responsibility." --Judith Martin

In last month's column, I offered the reasons why I don't allow anonymous comments on my blog. The quote above from the modern-day Miss Manners offers some additional food for thought on anonymity in the digital age. As members of a civilized society, we have a responsibility to own our words.

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