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    An Anonyomous Social Network?

    There's not much info yet, just this article from MSNBC, but it's a good time to get feedback from people on the future.

    After Google+ rejection, Anonymous creates its own social network

    Anonymous' social networking site will not have anything like the familiar Facebook blue or cheery bird logo of Twitter. Its site is black, with more black, and some gray, and for now shares this message:

    Well didnt we grow up fast :) this lil info dump of a site is here simply to dispence (sic) info, soon the actual site will go up and you can begin to interact with it. This project is not overnight and will take many of those out there who simply want a better internet. We will not be stopped by those looking to troll or those willing to stop the spreading of the truth. ... this project is for ALL people not just anonymous, this idea is a presstorm idea and only takes the name anon because of the Anonymity of the social network.

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    psillypig     Tue, Jul 19, 2011  Permanent link
    There already is a huge anonymous social network where people share their darkest, most demoralizing moments so as to become human again through this sharing process. It's called the recovery community and it is global, crossing many religious and cultural barriers and providing humanity with, well, humanity.

    And being a long time member I can tell you that it is not about the fact that disclosure lessens depression, although there is that, and it is not just about the availability of another person with the same experience of going from zero to brick wall in a matter of less than an hour with legal or illegal substances to talk with in the wee hours when said substances crook their crooked fingers at you, it is about mending the web of empathy that suspends us all together, or almost all. What we also learn in mending this web is that there are people that are only capable of emulating it's presence in their consciousnesses, the kind of people that start cults and kill other people for strange and petty reasons. So it is in this way the recovery community heals those who would heal and harms those who would harm. It's an interesting place where every room is entered undressed.
    {i}Pan~     Tue, Jul 19, 2011  Permanent link
    lol, u srs bros?
    elysium     Thu, Jul 21, 2011  Permanent link
    I've seen pretty interesting developments in regard to what psillypig's talking about. As for a lot of what entities under the banner of 'anonymous' does, I often just see amplifications of the worst aspects of humanity instead of such things being proactively changed. Lulz all you want, but it's pretty evident. Maybe it'll start feeding back into genuine self-improvement for humanity at some point sooner rather than later. The freedom of the anonymous internet srsly depends on it.
    {i}Pan~     Fri, Jul 22, 2011  Permanent link
    Dear Elysium,
    I am not sure psillypig's comments have anything to do with Anonymous.

    His (her?) comments are about the "recovery" community, by which, I can only assume, since it is not stipulated, that he (she?) is referring to 12-step communities in general.

    This, to me, is a form of prosylitizing. Psillypig's comment is the equivalent to a Mormon or Jehovah's Witness knocking on my door.

    I have a lot of experience with this community. I have family members who are addicts and have been involved in these programs, I have attended a few meetings myself, and I have done extensive reading on the subject.

    I have concluded that they are a cult. I see about as much value in them as I do in Scientology, which is to say, none.

    I'm not sure what psillypig's comments have to do with Anon, however, I agree with you (if I've interpreted your sentiment correctly) that Anon has both negative and positive aspects to it.

    It is, of course, very free form. The nature of Anon deliberately leaves the definition of Anon open to interpretation. That is part of the nature of decentralization.

    I have been a vocal critic in direct correspondence with some Anon members over their implementation and methods, but in the whole of it, I see more good than bad, due to it's decentralized character, in spite of individual intentions, and specific actions that I may disagree with.
    Phyllotaxis     Fri, Jul 22, 2011  Permanent link
    Your conversation is even better than the article. Please go on.
    {i}Pan~     Fri, Jul 22, 2011  Permanent link
    Well, I'm really curious what kind of features the social network will have.

    I'd like to make a comparison between Google+ and Anonymous. What are the privacy aspects to both.

    Seems a bit strange to have an account on a social network of hackers,does it not?

    Kind of scary and kind of enticing at the same time.

    How does everyone else feel?
    First Dark     Fri, Jul 22, 2011  Permanent link
    I'll stick with diaspora. Anonymous is too sketchy for me.. and I am most certainly not going to expand Google's empire if I can help it.
    elysium     Fri, Jul 22, 2011  Permanent link
    I remember when the community surrounding Anonymous was young. Good times, but really, just a bunch of immaturity is all I've been seeing lately. It was awesome when I was 14, 8 years ago. A lot less kids on it then, at that. Now it's just an indication that if you're into it on any level other than laughing at it, you're a time waster.

    The only entities I see really getting things done in the hacker scene, if that's closer to what you're referring to, have moved on past superficial socializing and on to closed&trusted networks. Anonymous is jokes compared to what's been going on long before it, but pretty integral to the picture these days. Makes for good hype & cover, but have fun getting partyvanned if you take it seriously as something to do with hacking, I suppose.
    First Dark     Fri, Jul 29, 2011  Permanent link