1. It makes me rather relieved I don't have a business of my own...not that I vent a lot online, but when I have, they've been HUGE UGLY vents, and thankfully I've never done it here...as of yet, anyway.
2. On a greater scale, I've seen how this transparency has affected certain things, and I'm not certain it's for the better. I think there still is a time and place to be anonymous. Most of the message boards I frequent, including this one, are so large that unless one is looking specifically for a particular person or wants to spam (like what happened here the other week) I don't think anyone would be diligent enough to comb through every single member's profile. Heck, I've belonged to another message board for 10+ years that has its own FB page, and even though people's RL names are on that page, everyone still refers to each other by their usernames!
3. That said, there's a reason why I don't post photos in the gallery here. It's not that I don't want to share them -- it's that I don't want anything else linking back to my username here because I've also used this particular username elsewhere.
4. I discuss all this every so often with my younger nieces/nephews. They think I'm a dinosaur because I don't like sharing a lot of RL things online. I tell them it's because I'm from the first generation of the internet where the whole point of being on the internet was to be anonymous :D