micha cardenas / azdel slade on Thu, 24 Sep 2009 07:52:39 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Has Facebook superseded Nettime?

Yes, it seems like switching from a mailing list to something like
Elgg.org might be more useful and more palatable to the anti-corporate
folks on the list. Even a ning.com network would have lots of new
functionality without all the noise on facebook. I'd love to see nettime
networking more into the networks we're critiquing here. Isn't that part
of the point?


Florian Cramer wrote:
> For about two years, I've noted that a sizable part of the media
> artistic, -activist and -scholarly community that makes up Nettime has
> moved to Facebook, in the sense of being more active and networked there
> than here. At the same time, there seems to no public discussion of
> this fact, making Facebook an elephant in the room. I'm speculating that
> Facebook is seen as a friendlier environment - but nobody dares to
> mention it because, among others, it's a corporate site built on blatant
> user data mining [see http://www.facebook.com/help.php?page=863] with
> scary surveillance and privacy implications.
> What is the solution? Is something like Facebook needed, but as a
> decentralized, non-data-minable, user-owned system? 
> -F


micha cardenas

Artist/Researcher, Experimental Game Lab, http://experimentalgamelab.net
Calit2 Researcher, http://bang.calit2.net

blog: http://transreal.org

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