i’m mad as hell

when users of google+ get banned for being anonymous and companies-for-hire start recording your social media presence for potential employers  we are subject to oppression? coercion? in any event, i think there could be negative effects on freedom of expression.

if you provide a platform freely you should provide a platform freely. honestly. i believe that terms of service that force you to use your name on the net really do not accord with the norms of the electronic ecosystem. there are internet community standards of commercial morality and these standards welcome anons. this sort of policy undercuts the net’s value and in effect censors what people share.

i don’t know, i think this whole cloud buzz might just be a way to centralize information and shadow the end to end structure of the net. the structure of the net is its biggest advantage. when you screw around with the little nodes and make em one big node all you reflect is contingency, it might as well be an andy warhol screen print of a node. contingent mush!!

think about the particular value in a network and then decide if i’m way out in left field or not.

and i don’t think accountability is a true problem, although cyber-bullying is a real hazard.  i would like to see moderators and effective complaint system before a categorical rule is enforced. further if pseudonyms do something actually illegal the isps give ’em up.  i would expect an isp to give up a name even without evidence of illegality.

people need some anonymous culture votes but they aren’t gonna get em under the google+ name policy. SamuelClemens+ can’t be +1-ing his google searches, linking social media to his blog, writing without pre-judgment or living without (blog)post-judgment. the “point” of social media is different depending on what side you are on. google wants to exchange a product with your information. they want to control it. the user wants to benefit from the other users, not from google itself. get me on diaspora…i’m disappointed over here.

I POUR SOME LIQUOR FOR:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Orwell
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silence_Dogood
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Eliot
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Lee
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maddox_(writer)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayn_Rand
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._K._Rowling

post script: to the internet and social media scroungers of my potentially future inchoate employers, clients, friends. ye who read this! i accept the fact that this is a certain and polarizing statement. you may not agree. when you meet me, i may not agree with the above-anymore-aNYway. this is merely a part of my online aggregate. these words don’t evolve over time. i do.

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3 Comments on “i’m mad as hell”

  1. The Heretic of Ethics Says:

    You want on Diaspora? I rather liked your rant in the Hogan discussion thread.

  2. uniqhero Says:

    hi there, thanks for the comment! i would definitely be interested in getting on diaspora. you know a guy?

    • The Heretic of Ethics Says:

      Sure. Me. There’s a few ways to get on diaspora, the most direct route is being invited. You can also apply at a pod that doesn’t require an invite, which means you can join without being invited.

      In the case of invite, an email would be needed. Chainedfei@gmail.com


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