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Thu, Aug. 9th, 2007, 03:14 pm
ex_fandrogy: "The User as Citizen"

Taken from robin_anne_reid  : "User Generated Content" & Ownership: The User as Citizen.

This is a great post, and I suggest everyone read it. Many of the issues we've discussed here are also brought up there. One of my favourite parts:

This issue of ownership is much bigger than Six Apart and Livejournal, because it's really about how we as a culture construct the new class of relationships between citizens and businesses that is embodied by the interactive, hyper-connected social nodes that form the new structures through which modern humans are organizing our public lives.

Fri, Aug. 10th, 2007 07:33 am (UTC)

I believe the idea of the ombudsperson or committee is a good idea for "what comes next" as a result of thsi community. It would make a good addition to the list in "the post of doom."


Mon, Aug. 13th, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)

Well said. Well said indeed. It's an intriguing question of culture--I live in the US, and when I read of these LiveJournal disciminations, I immediately thought of the homophobia so much a part of the political scene here (in the refusual to recognize marriage/unions/beneficiaries, etc), but then realized that LiveJournal spans the globe, not restricted to the States. Strange and horrific and fascinating to see such discrimination on such a public, global system (LiveJournal).