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How to use the internet as a weapon

How to use the internet as a weapon
April 12, 2014, 08:16:44 PM
"Several high profile protests have circulated across the Web in the past few weeks, garnering social and news media attention and even forcing the resignation of one high-level executive. There are two components driving the trend in Internet protests: They tend to be effective against Web services, and online networks allow people to mobilize quickly. According to a study released last month by Georgetown University's Center for Social Impact Communication, active Web useres are likely to do far more for a cause than simply 'like' it on a website. And, because a few clicks can cancel a service, their actions carry weight. But there may be a coming backlash as people can grow tired of online activism; and corporations may also take a more proactive stance in response to them."

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/04/12/1632251/can-web-based-protests-be-a-force-for-change

Who shall we target first?


Re: How to use the internet as a weapon
April 12, 2014, 08:41:22 PM
It's not so much a weapon as a means to lash out.
A tantrum-enabler.
What a shame.

Re: How to use the internet as a weapon
April 13, 2014, 11:02:24 AM
The investiture of the ego in this medium is one of the big draws for social atrophy as it makes itself a surrogate reality. People who are in need of trolling, are generally those most easily trolled. This in principle extends to a lot of other outlooks, but I cannot help shirk the feeling that most people are not really aware of the consequences that an internet life really has, and thus, as per the rule of demographics, a group of internet dwellers has quite an unintended impact...

Calculating these balances and social interactions is possible as everybody instantly becomes 'another user' and nobody else. Therefore, predicting behavior has never been easier, as long as you get the internet mentality in check.