I've recently read some internet articles regarding some young kids making racist tweets during the presidential election. Majority of the kids that tweeted were around 16 years old. In another related incident, a young female who worked at cold stone creamery made some racist comments on her facebooks about president Obama, her ex-boyfriend saw her post w/supposed "black face," tagged it, then somehow her employment caught wind of it and fired her. This had me thinking....of a quote.... What is the value of free speech if you remain anonymous? For the most part, people make vile comments because of anonymity and the safety net behind that, but or course, the exception to that is if you make threats against the president of the United States. Now here is another food for thought: Would you join a social network which uses your name and the area you made the post in? Like facebook people often times use "check-in" to show the area or place they are at, well what if there was a social network or forum like this which people who comment, tweet, make a status also reveal their location? Some people will argue invasion of privacy. Well in a time of war there is no such thing as privacy so that is moot. However I was thinking that if we stand behind values right or wrong, should we also stand by them in the face of social consequences?