After my Alt-C talk this September, which discussed the social value of anonymity within universities, David Kernohan from the excellent WonkHE kindly asked me to write a blog post covering some of the issues raised by our recent research in this area.

The post argues that we need to broaden our discussions of anonymity in social media, not only because it does useful work in opening up discussion on difficult and sensitive issues, but also because – given the current normalisation of surveillance, tracking and profiling through conventional social media – our students need spaces of digital sanctuary.

You can read the full post here on WonkHE, and watch the linked keynote here.