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Re: <nettime> Anonymous movement in decline?
morlockelloi on Wed, 8 Jan 2014 04:30:06 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Anonymous movement in decline?

Anonymous is an open public *channel*, not a group (to be pedestrian - who were the group members? Oh, right, they were anonymous.)

Absolutely anyone was free to use the channel. It is interesting to examine why more did not, why there was so little spoofing and abuse - majority of messages did consistently follow the common ideology.

This channel-ideology seems to be a novel phenomenon, impossible without the Internet. There will probably be more.

But, even if nobody would ever use the name Anonymous anymore, and all
the Guy Fawkes masks would rot in drawers around the world, what would
that mean? Decline? Of what exactly? Of an attractor which allowed
different actors to coalesce? What happens if a different one appears?

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