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|Posted by:||Hannah Levbarg (email@example.com)|
|Posted on:|| 2 May 2007|| |
I am withholding public comment on this video in case John Perry might actually read this before Friday. I won't 'Flag as inappropriate', though.
But this raises an interesting point:
The most tempting thing for me in 'cyberspace' has got to be all the instant censor/instant complaint buttons they give you. On Youtube, I find it extremely tempting to 'Flag as inappropriate' practically everything I see there. Especially japanese video, 'Baby Duck Feed the Carp', in which a baby duck (...duckling, no doubt) does in fact feed bits of food to some carp, from off a rock it's standing on. Don't think it really happened, don't think it should be legal.
Similarly, in Myspace land, there's a lot of tough talk, and I think I've accidentally flagged people as spam before who probably weren't, just in a fit of pique. The best thing is when someone has posted a bulletin and you go read it. The poster is always a 'friend', or you wouldn't be seeing it. At the bottom of the post, you are given a number of options, including - hang on, I'll go get this verbatim -
Okay, two options:
Reply To Poster (and) Delete From Friends
No matter how good a friend the poster is, nor how much I like the post, I am always sorely tempted to Delete From Friends. Perhaps ESPECIALLY if they're 'true' friends with 'good' posts. it just seems so draconian and extreme, you know. It's the kind of impulsive life I want to live, I think, moment-to-moment, willy-nilly. Anyone else get that? Any other cyber examples?
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