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(Wall Street Journal)   Social media is training China's citizens for democracy. Uh-oh   (blogs.wsj.com) divider line 18
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2013-02-21 10:47:10 AM
Should go over about as well as the album...
 
2013-02-21 10:47:26 AM
It don't really matter. I guess they'll find out for themself.
 
2013-02-21 10:57:32 AM
Honey Boo Boo for President!
 
2013-02-21 11:03:16 AM
Sorry China we can't help you out. There's no oil over there
 
2013-02-21 11:04:24 AM
Horseshiat and wishful thinking.

Wiebo, for example, is nothing more than a very sophisticated propaganda tool masquerading as social media.
 
2013-02-21 11:22:33 AM

spentmiles: Should go over about as well as the album...


aaaaand we're done here.
 
2013-02-21 11:33:43 AM
Maybe we could get some help training U.S. citizens for democracy.

/There's a drone at the window
//I probably won't brb
 
2013-02-21 11:39:48 AM
This shiat is how we ended up with The Won

/social media sucks
 
2013-02-21 12:25:55 PM

MythDragon: spentmiles: Should go over about as well as the album...

aaaaand we're done here.


Not quite. It will take longer for the literal version to be released.
 
2013-02-21 12:38:37 PM
I believe the effect of the Internet is much, much more than this.

Take an average Farker's experience. We click on here, look at the articles, scroll through the comments, and find something that fascinates us. We select text and Google it, or click on a link an article or Farker has provided, and find out more about what piqued our interest immediately. What is happening here?

The world's population is being trained to believe that if we want to find out a particular piece of information, we have the right to know it NOW, in full. Meanwhile governments of all kinds find it expedient to hide their information or activities from us when quite often it is in our interest to know what they are doing.

We are all experiencing a huge disconnect between our newfound sense of informational freedom on the Internet and our experience with governments and politicians hiding information, This disconnect is both frustrating private citizens to hell and causing ever increasing pressure on governments to be more open.

In this particular arena of life, this is a GREAT thing to happen, and the more the better I say!
 
2013-02-21 12:44:04 PM
Why "uh oh?"  As skeptical as I am of the validity of the claims made in the article, I have a hard time seeing it as a 'bad thing.'
 
2013-02-21 01:08:05 PM

LeglessDog: Why "uh oh?"  As skeptical as I am of the validity of the claims made in the article, I have a hard time seeing it as a 'bad thing.'


Ignorance is bliss?

/got nothin
 
2013-02-21 02:32:27 PM

Do you know the way to Mordor: This disconnect is both frustrating private citizens to hell and causing ever increasing pressure on governments to be more open.


Governments don't need to actually be open, they just need to say they're open. People are OK with this.
 
2013-02-21 02:33:32 PM

LeglessDog: Why "uh oh?"  As skeptical as I am of the validity of the claims made in the article, I have a hard time seeing it as a 'bad thing.'


It's a great thing -- for as long as it lasts.
 
2013-02-21 02:49:05 PM

uber humper: Do you know the way to Mordor: This disconnect is both frustrating private citizens to hell and causing ever increasing pressure on governments to be more open.

Governments don't need to actually be open, they just need to say they're open. People are OK with this.


People are only ok with this because there is a cultural lag between the old way of thinking and the new. When something new comes along it doesn't suddenly go "ZAP" and change everything at once- it happens with changes in the minds of individual people, one at a time. The more we demand change, the more likely it is that change will eventually happen. Unfortunately those who gain their power from our ignorance will not go down peacefully, but will fight us kicking and screaming as long and as hard as they can. These people who fight against more openness are commonly known as douchebags.
 
2013-02-21 07:56:43 PM

badspella: Honey Boo Boo for President!


No, President Pwnsf@gnewbs274 will bring the change we need, such as declaring Justin Beiber illegal and trolling that biatch Kelly cause she's a newb.
 
2013-02-22 04:02:12 AM

Do you know the way to Mordor: Take an average Farker's experience. We click on here, look at the articles, scroll through the comments, and find something that fascinates enrages us.


Fixed for accuracy.
 
2013-02-22 05:54:03 AM

spentmiles: Should go over about as well as the album...


Hey, it's not a bad album. I think people just waited so long that it had to be the best album ever by any band, and it wasn't. Still, I was pretty impressed by how seamless the production on it was, considering snippets of guitar solos were used from like ten different guitarists over years of recording.

/also liked the new Van Halen
 
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