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May 29, 2012 11:40 AM Subscribe
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"when i went into cyberspace i went into it thinking that it was a place like any other place and that it would be a human interaction like any other human interaction. i was wrong when i thought that. it was a terrible mistake." Pandora's Vox: On Community in Cyberspace
In the spirit of recent early web nostalgia
it may be worth revisiting a classic essay by a star of the early web community known as The WELL
: humdog, AKA Carmen Hermosillo
, who died in 2008.
The link above the fold (duplicates here
) discusses a wide range of ideas associated with the techno-utopianism of the early web, including anonymity, the construction of identities online, government surveillance, and the commodification of user data.