The internet can cause all kinds of problems (R.I.P. attention spans), but it can also be very, very useful. One area where the internet really shines is providing a forum for anonymous sharing. Because we all know how difficult it is when you have a really wild story that you're dying to tell the people in your life, but can't because it's too dark or embarrassing or illegal. So you have to keep it to yourself and it just eats you up inside. This is where websites like Reddit, and the anonymity of a username, come in handy.
1.) From cheaptimemachines:
I found out when I was 28 that my dad's side of the family had been in the witness protection program my entire life, and that their names were not what I had been told.