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just because I repeat it and repeat it don’t make it not true

I wish you weren’t using fb as a medium. It seems hypocritical to do so. This forum is a private enterprise profiting from unpaid public labour – in the guise of being a public good. Of course, Ggle and the browserscape similarly exploit – some predict its extinction – the middle class to benefit the rich corpocrats. But the web despite the spin put on it by these interested parties retains greater end-to-end neutrality – disinterestedness – than any of the social racketeers and initiatives of corpocracy. I am suggesting therefore that this material and its intentions and the causes here promoted would be better served by being on a website – clearly placarded as independent.

to where Bryan Bruce posted the ‘extras’ to his documentary – which it is important to see – Mind the Gap, dealing with the neoliberal legacy of 1984, once lightly, a little too moralisingly and with some questionable zombie action.

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R.I.P. Barnaby Jack, November 22, 1977 – July 25, 2013

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a link here to Bruce Sterling’s piece, “The Ecuadorian Library,” thanks F.L. – an excerpt:

Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, Google et al, they are all the blood brothers of Huawei in China — because they are intelligence assets posing as commercial operations. They are surveillance marketers. They give you free stuff in order to spy on you and pass that info along the value chain. Personal computers can have users, but social media has livestock.

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“Does this not promise a safer world, protected not only from bad actors attempting to do dangerous things, but from bad actors developing dangerous thoughts?”

I link to George Dyson

on NSA’s

“spectacular intelligence”

via Alan Turing

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Medium loves company

sounding familiar…

compare

 

 

with

C O M P A N Y

 

 

and request access to

 

Little Elephant Ltd.

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Please visit https://gust.com/c/littleelephantltd for more, request access and forward to friends who may be interested.

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correct identity

Hi Simon,

Rhio tagged you in a post. You can choose if you want to add it to your Timeline.

Rhio wrote: “”If I could find someone who just looked at me like I’m a girl, like a girl they want to be their girlfriend……I just want a guy to be dating me as a girl.” — Taylor Swift, Vanity Fair article, April 2013. Now, you tell me: does that sound like a 23 year old woman or a 15 year old teenager?”

Here’s a picture of me or Taylor Swift juxtaposed with what happened when I clicked on the link and broke fb’s suckerthumb.

Hi Simon,

Natacha tagged you in a post. You can choose if you want to add it to your Timeline.

Natacha wrote: “Magie Taylor “The Experience””

Here’s Maggie Taylor’s picture of me:

Here is an interesting link to an exhibition comparing Maggie Taylor and Jerry Uelsmann.

Meanwhile, as Scoop calls him, a Takapuna man has been named by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine as one of the world’s leading intellectual property strategists. Paul Adams is named among 300 worldwide.

Paul Adams is CEO of EverEdge IP, the company that undertook my Intellectual Property Position Review, recommending that the software and prototype for company be built. Paul Adams’s company additionally recommends that I bring together a team with the skills to take company to the public.

If you can help, please contact me.

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link to ink article on Indymedia & strangehold of corpocratic online networks

The rise of the giants has been propelled by massive investment in developing software.

The undoubtedly dirty money that the corporate monsters get through stealth advertising, selling other people’s content and from ‘no strings attached’ venture capital is what makes this constant development possible. 

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support the open positioning system…

… why? because it’s open. Which means that unlike, for example, GPS, it is not owned and controlled by the U.S. military or other governments, government agencies, network companies or ‘providers.’

Here it is working:

  • click to link

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what I wrote there in a comment now here – and why: because I need your support for Little Elephant, social media that’s actually social

Imagine I told you I had a great idea for a business and wanted you to invest. My idea: we’re going to find really great websites, ones with niche high-quality information about a specific topic. Then what we’re going to do is print all these websites onto dead trees. That’s right, we’re going to go out to the forest, chop down lots of trees, and then print websites on them. We’ll then find hundreds of big trucks, and load them up with hundreds of thousands of these dead trees, and ship them to every single suburb on Earth, where we are going to set up little shops that sell the dead trees. Of course, these websites keep updating, so we’re going to have to ship out a new set again on a monthly, weekly, sometimes daily basis.

If I told you that was my idea, I’m pretty sure you would say I was nuts. But that’s exactly what the world’s newspaper and magazine companies are still doing.

– Matt Barie, “Entrepreneurs, Go Distrupt a Goliath!

I like the dead trees image. But it is a mistake to think that even a newspaper website is doing the same thing as a newspaper made of dead trees. Newspapers now advertise their own websites, with “read more online” tags. It is in fact crazy how the dead tree world paradigm is being transplanted into the 10 x faster, easier, better, cheaper and disruptive world online.

Governments and corpocracy are rushing to crush the latter’s freedoms, controlling and in many cases strangling access to innovators. Erstwhile disruptors are increasingly defenders – buying out innovation to stamp out competition and mining patents to tie up potential competitors in lawyer-enriching litigation: the dead wood who emprison innovators – when not scaring them to death – in dead trees.

Zuckerberg applies the dead tree world paradigm to Fb in comparing it to a nation-state: it’s clearly not a democratic one.

Belief in disruption has itself fallen victim to the dead tree paradigm: start-ups are now an industry with an industrial code – Lean Start-Up as rule-book, for example – and “pitching” your “disruptive ideas” has become a spectator-sport. ‘Start-ups’ exists as an industry to hide the fact that the chance of any of them being successful is less than one in ten thousand.

So please invest 10 x what you would normally in Little Elephant, social media that’s actually social, as it takes on the Titans with nothing more than the iota of your lingering belief that there may in fact still be imagination: https://gust.com/c/littleelephantltd

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two very different videos and two very different lives: R.I.P Ilya Zhitomirskiy (12 October 1989 – 12 November 2011) and Aaron Swartz (8 November 1986 – 11 January 2013)

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