It is disheartening to see journalists(!!) promoting this nonsense. I mean shockingly shallow. Are anonymous sources of no value, or not worth protecting? Are LIVES a fair trade for mild annoyances that you could very easily avoid? See via
Agreed. Twitter is a lifeline for many. Lack of anonymity would cripple communication for non-believers in countries where apostasy is unacceptable, just for starters. I wrote about this in a blog entry last year
Excellent reasons. I wrote about social media, including Twitter, last year. I think Twitter is one of the most useful tools in existence right now, but as with any tool, you have to use it in a way that works for you!