Author: J.Kershaw2 (2 Apr 12 3:13am)
lol I got a slogan/logo like that for WWW!
Remember what happened to the west? Beauty in harshness, intoxicating by the basest of sense desires.
Then we civilized it in the name of gold, put houses on the sands of beaches and made a gordon's knot out of storied multilaned freeway.
I believe the Internet is the new savage American Wild West. Lawlessness, theft, violence, gambling, prostitution. The Internet is a good place to find a fresh start, run from an old life, lose yourself. Unfortunately, the Internet remakes this iconic American period in a parallel universe spanning invisible over the whole world like a blanket. One day, the world online will be acknowledged as such and it will have its own fully realized system of order, law, enforcement. It will be near impossible to separate the person created online from the person biologically alive.
It just hasn't happenened yet. That said, why don't we make a group that pledges members to report any suspected minors on explicit groups or posting provocative pics or stories? Me, I personally believe we should start going after the at-risk kids instead of hoping to catch a few sickies with dummy sites and stings. Pedators by their nature got too much skill to easily find(they walk free for years, hello?) Same with the spammers. If we can't catch the peds, we can at least identify and bar minors from pedy playgrounds. If we can't catch the breathing versions of hackers we can at least identify them, maybe one day we can 'genetically alter' found no-nos that canabalizes itself if certain values ocurr.
Do not mistake me as saying I don't agree with people mad at the poor policing of sites or servers whom provide emails. I am mad. The thing about it that was making me mad is likely different though. Spammers tick me off because its a no effort job in comparision of all the people their stuff can hit with just a computer and a studied bent to not be a Joe Blow. The p0rn on such and such sites, they are too big and complex to police with so few methods of proving age, appropriateness, who we really are. BUT! Why do they only boot or censure a few? Why don't other members hear of it? If a site booted a member for an infraction then all in their immediate circle should get banned, every person liking or commenting on the flagged stuff too. We'd start being more careful what we say or who we friend if this could happen, yes? Then, in a lovely news message from the site will do a report on it like the real world local news would a real world crime.
Does FB, EP, MS, any social site do that, though? If any do, show me cause I'm not seeing it.
Right now things online are at heart only governed by the personal morals and motives of each person logged in. If we want to be living to see that future era of the Internet realized, we got to start acting on our beliefs every place we go.