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(io9)   I used to change the world with memes alone, then I took an arrow to the knee   (io9.com) divider line 26
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2013-02-05 03:46:48 PM
Even Wikipedia tells us a more complex story about empowerment: yes, anyone can edit it, but not anyone can see their edits preserved for posterity. The latter depends, to a large extent, on the politics and the power struggles inside Wikipedia . . .

"Empowerment" isn't about getting to do whatever you want and have everyone have to put up with it.  That's also not what democracy is.  Wikipedia isn't a perfect system, but it is much more empowering than, say, Encyclopedia Britannica.

It seems the author is simply setting up that scenario to be easily proved false in order to further his own claims rather than letting them stand on their own merit.
 
2013-02-05 04:12:14 PM
If you don't believe the internet gives a voice to the stupid, read the comments under the article.
 
2013-02-05 04:12:54 PM
It's called Slacktivism: How to contribute to a cause or purpose without it being in any way costly, time-consuming, disruptive or inconvenient to your lifestyle. The Internet lives by this decree.

Forward this to 10 of your friends if you agree. And Friend it on Facebook. And Follow it on Twitter.
 
2013-02-05 04:17:54 PM
At least that hack Annalee Newitz is now just pointing to others making interesting points and having meaningful discussions instead of offering her own, nonsensical, piss-poor analysis of subjects.
 
2013-02-05 05:21:54 PM
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Stopped caring there.  The internet is not a book.  It's a series of noobs, judging from this article.  Thumbs up if you agree.
 
2013-02-05 05:40:23 PM
ts4.mm.bing.net
 
2013-02-05 05:48:31 PM

Ishkur: It's called Slacktivism: How to contribute to a cause or purpose without it being in any way costly, time-consuming, disruptive or inconvenient to your lifestyle. The Internet lives by this decree.

Forward this to 10 of your friends if you agree. And Friend it on Facebook. And Follow it on Twitter.


LOLZ this guys is hilarious, i agree with everything he says.

THIS^
 
2013-02-05 05:57:20 PM
i.imgur.com

Sherlock Holmes, his bowels constipated.
 
2013-02-05 06:09:20 PM
www.gannett-cdn.com
 
2013-02-05 06:44:37 PM
Most memes are infotainment --they don't change the way anyone thinks about anything.
 
2013-02-05 07:15:06 PM
What a fart of an article.

"Someone said something about wikipedia, or democracy, or something. Meme. Thanks for the click, moron."
 
2013-02-05 07:22:37 PM

spamdog: What a fart of an article.

"Someone said something about wikipedia, or democracy, or something. Meme. Thanks for the click, moron."


True, but it's far worse when she tries to come up with original things to say.  I honestly don't get what Gawker sees in her, or why Fark posts so many damn i09 links (I suspect they pay for them). I suppose you could argue that their non-fat-slob-editor-in-chief writers are mildly interesting on occasion, but just barely.
 
2013-02-05 07:24:08 PM

ITGreen: If you don't believe the internet gives a voice to the stupid, read the comments under the article.


Or go to youtube
 
2013-02-05 07:25:16 PM

Ishkur: It's called Slacktivism: How to contribute to a cause or purpose without it being in any way costly, time-consuming, disruptive or inconvenient to your lifestyle. The Internet lives by this decree.

Forward this to 10 of your friends if you agree. And Friend it on Facebook. And Follow it on Twitter.


See the "freedom fighters" on Fark during the Iran uprising.
 
2013-02-05 07:51:42 PM

I drunk what: Ishkur: It's called Slacktivism: How to contribute to a cause or purpose without it being in any way costly, time-consuming, disruptive or inconvenient to your lifestyle. The Internet lives by this decree.

Forward this to 10 of your friends if you agree. And Friend it on Facebook. And Follow it on Twitter.

LOLZ this guys is hilarious, i agree with everything he says.

THIS^


he's dead right on what he says here because he's the living embodiment of it. he promotes himself and his whump whump lifestyle just as he stated. nothing funny there, it's reality.
 
2013-02-05 08:11:46 PM

Mr. Shabooboo: [ts4.mm.bing.net image 300x219]


i.qkme.me
 
2013-02-05 08:59:28 PM

KrispyKritter: I drunk what: Ishkur: It's called Slacktivism: How to contribute to a cause or purpose without it being in any way costly, time-consuming, disruptive or inconvenient to your lifestyle. The Internet lives by this decree.

Forward this to 10 of your friends if you agree. And Friend it on Facebook. And Follow it on Twitter.

LOLZ this guys is hilarious, i agree with everything he says.

THIS^

he's dead right on what he says here because he's the living embodiment of it. he promotes himself and his whump whump lifestyle just as he stated. nothing funny there, it's reality.


i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-02-05 09:09:46 PM

Nemo's Brother: Ishkur: It's called Slacktivism: How to contribute to a cause or purpose without it being in any way costly, time-consuming, disruptive or inconvenient to your lifestyle. The Internet lives by this decree.

Forward this to 10 of your friends if you agree. And Friend it on Facebook. And Follow it on Twitter.

See the "freedom fighters" on Fark during the Iran uprising.


You mean the Boobquake? Consequences were never the same again
 
2013-02-05 09:17:10 PM
Wonder how many people went to the New Republic article rather than the i09 summary of it. An interesting commentary on both cyber-utopianism (internet fixes everything) and "lets make everything like the internet".
 
2013-02-05 10:42:13 PM

I drunk what: Ishkur: It's called Slacktivism: How to contribute to a cause or purpose without it being in any way costly, time-consuming, disruptive or inconvenient to your lifestyle. The Internet lives by this decree.

Forward this to 10 of your friends if you agree. And Friend it on Facebook. And Follow it on Twitter.

LOLZ this guys is hilarious, i agree with everything he says.

THIS^


Snopes says it's not true.
 
2013-02-06 02:59:46 AM
I used to be funny then I started using the "an arrow to the knee" meme
 
2013-02-06 04:52:03 AM
(w/pic of smelly hippie who probably actually believes that "the 1%" do not pay any taxes)
 
2013-02-06 08:16:46 AM

narkor: Wonder how many people went to the New Republic article rather than the i09 summary of it. An interesting commentary on both cyber-utopianism (internet fixes everything) and "lets make everything like the internet".


This.

New Republic article was a meaty read with interesting points.

Annalee Witz and Gawker ate it and just threw up their semi digested vomit on us.
 
2013-02-06 11:03:58 AM

Ishkur: It's called Slacktivism: How to contribute to a cause or purpose without it being in any way costly, time-consuming, disruptive or inconvenient to your lifestyle. The Internet lives by this decree.




So do politicians.
 
2013-02-06 11:12:54 AM
*slides glasses to the top of my nose*  Actually, it's 'took an arrow IN the knee', not 'TO the knee.'  *slides glasses to the top of my nose again*
 
2013-02-08 08:07:11 AM

The Flexecutioner: *slides glasses horned helmet to the top of my nose*  Actually, it's 'took an arrow IN the knee', not 'TO the knee.'  *slides glasses horned helmet to the top of my nose again*


/fas ro dah
 
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