Anonymous and random are two different things. And yes, I was a marketer for over twelve years, ten of which I owned a digital agency with a full team—I’m very comfortable interacting with “random” people online. But a face and bio go a long way, knowing SOMEthing. Anonymous is a different ballgame. And having a good amount of knowledge is important, especially as a woman.
Maybe you’ve never experienced how being nice to a random person turned into a nightmare, but I have. Many women have. And I’m sure men, too.
Bias is part of human nature, it’s connected to the instincts that help us know if we’re safe or not. And there’s NO platform that will ever make us feel safe enough to interact with anonymous people. Safety is crucial, especially in these times.
Again, missing the boat.