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Wed, Dec. 24th, 2008 12:00 am
A brief history of moral panics

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electricwitch
electricwitch
For anything, oh! she´ll bust her elastic
Wed, Dec. 24th, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)

It's their stuff, I'm not gonna tell them how to use it. If I really cared I'd buy my own goddamn site.


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crowjake
crowjake
crowjake
Fri, Dec. 26th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)

What if websites are just great big cyber countries, and their ownership, imperialism?

You could certainly try to start your own in a distant island with zero infrastructure or population, but I'd rather have some established contact!

Facebook and Youtube and others are answerable to users in a similar ways that governments are answerable to their people... I pay taxes and and I pay "content".

If gaming as it is developing highlights anything it is how reality and and technology can meld.

Just because I don't have absolute power(money/ownership) over an institution, it doesn't mean they can not answer to me...

"If you don't like this country get out"


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electricwitch
electricwitch
For anything, oh! she´ll bust her elastic
Fri, Dec. 26th, 2008 11:47 am (UTC)

Yeah, but they're not countries, and never will be.


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crowjake
crowjake
crowjake
Fri, Dec. 26th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)

Why not?

And even so, the point I'm making is not solely that websites are the same as physical countries but more that the idea of ownership means a hell of a lot less than you imply. Owning something is having power over it, nothing more. And AS WITH fascist countries, people running websites behave like they own them, where actually they have a population to consider.

"It's their stuff, I'm not gonna tell them how to use it. If I really cared I'd buy my own goddamn site."

WHY does that statement apply differently to countries and websites?


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electricwitch
electricwitch
For anything, oh! she´ll bust her elastic
Fri, Dec. 26th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)

You really don't understand the difference between a fascist nation and a website where they won't let you upload porn???!!


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crowjake
crowjake
crowjake
Fri, Dec. 26th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)

hahah!

I know what the difference is, but not what the "difference between the active relationships" are;

I'm not saying...

oppressive government = oppressive website.

I'm saying...

(oppressive government / populace) = (oppressive website / users)


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