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  1. henriquez

    It seems like I finally have to #launch this. I've had the pieces in place for awhile but I've been afraid to take the plunge. Superficially I fear rejection, but really my mask has protected me against that since learning how to use the false ego as a teenager.

    More significantly, I'm afraid of how this changes me, the progression from a thought to a statement, a statement that cannot be taken back. Even if it goes into a void (which would be fine), just the act of having made the statement will solidify certain thoughts into beliefs. And those beliefs will not be congruent with my IRL persona or the ethics of how I pay my bills. I will lose that part of myself, and probably my job.

    So what replaces that? A new set of ethics only goes so far. What kind of person will I become? Will I be happy? Will I carve out a new life for myself? Or will I descend further into neuroses, isolation, and the uglier parts of my mind.

    Guess there's only one way to find out, #yolo #lol

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    7 months ago
  2. henriquez

    Here are a couple of things that still need to be tested.

    First url rewriting need to work correctly.

    Finally, tags must work: #test #yolo #drugs

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    a year ago
  3. henriquez

    What if Twitter encouraged meaningful discourse rather than sound bites and self-promotion? That was my question back in 2009.

    My fear at the time was that Twitter would have a negative impact on society by leading people away from nuanced discussion. Subjects that are worth talking about just can't be fleshed out with such a tiny character limit. Much like a JPEG degrading as it gets re-shared and compressed over and over, Twitter's format crushes a conversation's depth, ambiguity, and granularity, leaving us with little more than the rhetorical version of a fart.

    Of course that was well before the hate mobs, the incessant flame wars between "libtards" and "nazis," and the unbelievable level of corporate and government mass surveillance that we enjoy today.

    Now, a decade later, the original question still stands, and a corollary: could a social media company succeed by behaving in an ethical manner, fostering real bonds between human beings? #first #yolo

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    a year ago