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Monday, October 03, 2011


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Diaspora https://joindiaspora.com/ bills itself as the privacy aware open source social network. It may be the answer for those of us who prefer to use our Second Life identities for social discourse.


The PROBLEM with your solution is that farts will be farts and that the farts that control the "gaming" system will game it themsleves for their own -fart- agenda...

EBAY is the classic example... no real names.. until real money/addresses changes hands... BUT... it had the fair rating system UNTIL Ebay gamed it for only the buyers benefits- actually ebays in reality....a one way truth.

non paying buyers has easily quadrupaled since... yes, no consequences to them.. but then again.. none to EBAY either. Only Sellers loose the money.

The answers are outside of any game design.

Arcadia Codesmith

What is really needed industry-wide is good, solid moderation. A forum is like a garden: you can't spray it with chemicals from a distance and trust that it will thrive. You got to get down on your hands and knees in the dirt and weed, prune and nurture each individual plant.

shockwave yareach

I don't mind giving my RL name to Google. I object to giving it out to every Boooobz and YouSuck person out there on the internet. And I don't want to be denied a job someday just because some HR drone can press a button, pay Google a dollar, and read every single thing I've said -- to my friends, to my family, in comment sections. While yes, they are my words, not everything I say is for public dispersion. I DO like to chat with friends sometimes and I would like to know that my conversations are not being collated and sold to the highest bidder.

Google knowing my identity and conversations is one thing. Anybody on the internet who can pay money knowing all of it, that's different.


Thanks for reminding me how unfunny SNL is....

Search College Humor's archive for "internet commenter" to see where they ripped the idea off from...

Caution, though, the original is NSFW.

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