As the Internet and its participants become more open in terms of the information that they’re willing to share with complete strangers, there’s an interesting discussion that needs to continue to take place in regard to why anonymity can be a good thing and when it should be used. People (especially teenagers) are sometimes way too eager to divulge every single detail about who they are, what they do, and what they think, and sometimes this openness can have drastic consequences. Jangl realizes how sacred your anonymity is, and their calling service proves that.

Depending on how you feel about the matter, you may not be willing to give out your cell phone number to the public by placing it in the sidebar of your blog or MySpace profile, and that’s certainly understandable. To try and fix this, instead of being forced to give out your real number, Jangl is encouraging you to share your unique Jangl ID instead. Callers can then use your Jangl ID to get a certain number where they can reach you, and in return, you’ll get a Jangl number with which you can call them back. Because of this, both participants in the conversation are protected, and you’re in control of who you talk to, in addition to when and where they reach you. Isn’t it nice to be able to regain some control?

[tags]Jangl, Internet, Strangers, Anonymity, Phone Number, Blog, MySpace, Callers[/tags]