Apropos of a conversation I had a few days ago, I have a small set of observations for you. They are as follows.
Any digital forums that allow public participation are either:
- Gated communities, or
- Running firefights.
- The most important question to ask about any innovation or emerging technology is “What’s going to happen when the assholes get hold of this?”
- Though not always, typically when people say “assholes” they’ll mean “advertisers”.
It follows that, for a piece of socialware to survive widespread uptake it must have mechanisms in place that provide its primary administrators with:
- walls, and/or
Default fortification and armory settings should always acknowledge that the good guys are badly outnumbered.