Modern communication in A.A. is flowing from one alcoholic to another in ways that are high-tech, relatively open-ended and evolving quickly. Protecting anonymity is a major concern for members, who are accessing the Internet in ever-growing numbers.
When we use digital media, we are responsible for our own anonymity and for protecting that of others. When we post, text, or blog, we should consider whether we are publishing at the public level. When we break our anonymity in these forums, we may inadvertently break the anonymity of others.
Conference approved literature clearly defines how to protect anonymity. Conference approved literature states:
A.A.s do not publicly identify themselves as A.A. members using their full names and/or full-face photos.
What technology tools do you use in recovery? How does it help? Google groups Texting Facebook Online recovery support podcast
Is there anything special you use with sponsees What do you recommend to new people?
How does technology hinder your recovery program?
How do you protect your anonymity?
When is texting most appropriate? When is a phone call most appropriate? When is face to face most appropriate?