Vint Cerf — American Scientist born on June 23, 1943,

Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf is an American Internet pioneer, who is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet", sharing this title with American engineers Bob Kahn and Donald Davies. His contributions have been acknowledged and lauded, repeatedly, with honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Marconi Prize and membership in the National Academy of Engineering... (wikipedia)

It's the Industrial Revolution and the growth of urban concentrations that led to a sense of anonymity.
Remember, 'governance' is a big word that includes human rights, freedom of speech, economic transactions on a worldwide basis - it touches everything. It's everywhere, and that's why Internet governance is Topic A in many corners.
We will have more Internet, larger numbers of users, more mobile access, more speed, more things online and more appliances we can control over the Internet.
I am annoyed by people that send messages via FaceBook because I get an e-mail telling me there is a message on FaceBook - so I end up processing two messages for every one sent.
Instant messaging and chat rooms have basically created a level playing field for deaf people.