From the November 2019 magazine.

Smarter phones

Texting and posting can be tricky when it comes to anonymity. There are guidelines that can help

Tradition Eleven: Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films. 

Anonymity, in my experience, is one of the most misunderstood aspects  of our Fellowship. It was complicated for our cofounders, and technology makes it even more complicated today. Bill W. wrote Tradition Eleven and Dr. Bob clarified anonymity in Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers at a time when there were no computers and smartphones. What would they say about anonymity today? How anonymous should I be in this era of social media? 

-- Hal W.

Berwyn, Pennsylvania

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