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Monday, May 30, 2016 - 4:39 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?…..PCnZqrJE24

 

What a pig this guy is.

I love stuff like this. People are going to get sick of this. Spend more time here, where you can have a screen name and I don’t collect or track *anything*.

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He’s a real charmer, isn’t he?  He was so gleeful when he talked about knowing everything about everyone and how he could use it.  He’s just like Mark Zuckerberg of FB.  They’re Masters of the Universe and growing more corrupt by the day at their growing power.

I’ve never really used Reddit, but I’ve seen it selectively when it comes up in searches for tech info.  It has an old-style format that I like, but I prefer smaller forums that don’t track their users.

We’re all worried about government, but look at all the information Google, FB and Reddit has on everyone.  Its never gone from the internet and is a treasure trove for data mining. 

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Oh my. I love reddit but he’s awful.

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I think anything you do online is tracked. 

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Welp.

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I use Ghostery.  The little purple box that tells you what’s tracking you pops up on all my other bookmarked sites except this one.

Once in a while, I’ll go on a news site like the WaPo or Forbes, and they tell me to disable Adblock Plus.  I then get this sob story about how these ads pay for good journalism.

Please.  I click right out.

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I think they’re all killing their business(es) with greed. People will get sick of it…disillusioned. Older people (who tend to have more to spend), already are. Younger people are not likely to wind up with money, because it’s all going to the government and businesses in bed with them – they’re becoming a slave class.  So basically, they’re consuming themselves. I used to write about that…chewing your own arm off. Probably ought to get back on topic. 🙂

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There is no such thing as too big to fall. I’m pointing at you microsoft… and yes at Steve Huffman parasitic business model too. Watch Pluto enter the 3rd decan of Capricorn, the ground under those corporate behemoths will quickly turn into quicksands and swallow those heavy structures. It will be a joy to behold! Saturn-Pluto conjunction will catch them off guard.

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neptunianplacebo said
There is no such thing as too big to fall. I’m pointing at you microsoft… and yes at Steve Huffman parasitic business model too. Watch Pluto enter the 3rd decan of Capricorn, the ground under those corporate behemoths will quickly turn into quicksands and swallow those heavy structures. It will be a joy to behold! Saturn-Pluto conjunction will catch them off guard.  

You may very well be right.  There is still a lot of good on the internet, but it is produced by INDIVIDUALS. For example, people who put their recipes online. People who put how-to videos around fixing your car.

This mindless, mass-produced bullshit…people are slowly figuring it out and they are not going to pay.  Either they feel it’s not worth it OR they have to cut their costs due to a myriad of reasons.

We’re overbuilt, bay-bee. Boomers are dying and the people who will replace them don’t have the spending power.  

Oh! And when you die, what your kids will inherit will be greatly reduced as so much will be redirected to the government.

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Disclamer: I believe Elsa is in bona fide here, and isn’t going to use any information we give on ourselves here to any purpose she doesn’t want.  That said, there are issues about internet security on any service you use to “pour your soul into”. Reddit isn’t the worst, from what I can say having  created an account two days ago just to hang at one specific subreddit on GOT (yes, my dark secret would be that I absolutely know, based on cues both in the show and novels, the identity of Azor Ahai).

Reddit verification system isn’t, in fact, much different from what is used here. All you need to create an account is an anonymous e-mail address. They do allow you to create a password, instead of creating one for you, but overall, this makes very little difference.

What really makes difference is where the servers used by a service you are using are located in. If the servers are in The US, please note that there are numerous computer science and legal backdoors both for the US Government and commercial enterprises to get into your information there would be, if the said servers were, for instance, in Europe. 

This is something most consumers really don’t know much about. And it makes people truly vulnerable, in many senses.

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Also, Reddit/FB model on making money on adds is failing, globally. I just read an interesting report – I was required to, for an entrance examination, but I loved it –  which touched Chinese internet market. Advertising has never been big in China. Tencent, controlling much of The Chinese Internet Market, is only making 5 per cent of its’ revenue in advertising. The rest, they are using innovative ways of gaining money from online-to-offline services and selling virtual goods.

Obviously, in China, Government can quite literally cut your internet in ten seconds. But it’s an interesting landscape, and there are certainly ways in which Chinese are way ahead of Western Consumer Societies in digitalization, because they went there straight ahead, not after 100 years of analogue consumerism.

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The title, by itself, scares me.

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Your predictions are on target. I really want to help the next generations, especially seeing as my children are a part of one. 

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