Published on 4th January 2007 by
Originally Posted by ArticleIt's fantastically ironic that the United States, which spent some 50 years in the Cold War against Communism in the real world, is now "overseeing" it in the virtual one. And yet, the worlds largest Communist state employs the most restrictions as to what people can see and do on the internet, as well as putting more journalists and bloggers in jail than any other country. Plus ca change?
Originally Posted by MatkubickiCommunism or Anarchy?
We're not compeled to help, many people don't they merely take, others steal. The weak (granny's with no virus protection) are attacked the by the strong (18yr Computer Science student with a trojan) and theres no one in cyber space to help out. Sure the police back in the "real world" will take an interest, but on the internet theres no one looking out for you.
Originally Posted by GosemonsterMy point is that Communism is suppose to be about joint ownership, everyone has an equal share/responsibility. Most of the well known (high traffic) Web 2.0 sites have a business model and are intended to make money for their owners and not the community....
Does it come with a hammer and sickle logo, Comrade?
Originally Posted by eddtoxMaybe I'm just an optimist, but whats wrong if you're making money while helping people? Especially if there are no costs incurred by the people you are helping.
If you think of people as letters on the page, with no religion, face, colour, then it has marxist tendancies.
So it's a stand alone complex? Overall, individuals add to a totality and conform to websites with posting links and blogs that others want to read: you do it for other people, even if it's a selfish act.
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