<unlike-us> please support the first global facebook user strike

Geert Lovink geert at xs4all.nl
Fri May 11 16:47:12 CEST 2018

> From: Jaromil <jaromil at dyne.org>
> Subject: Re: <nettime> Please support the first global facebook user strike
> Date: 11 May 2018 2:04:48 pm GMT+2
> To: nettime-l at kein.org
> dear Anni,
> On Sat, 05 May 2018, Anni Roolf wrote:
>>   Thank you for the pros and cons. Did you guys also read the
>>   medium article? [1]bit.ly/facebreak2018 In my experience it’s
>>   hard to consider such a campaign in advance. To join it can only
>>   be a piece of the puzzle, is an experimentation process and will
>>   always have unintended — positive and negative — results.
> thanks for this initiative, I really agree with you this
> experimentation process is important and shouldn't be seen as a
> "reformist" approach to the problem. We are dealing with a complex
> body of organisms whose vital functions have never been mapped, rather
> concealed from us and for which I believe angiographic experiments as
> this one are also a possible intervention, besides euthanasia, and can
> inform and inspire future developments.
> I have been reluctanctly on FB for years, connected with many people,
> interacting mostly via bitlbee (messenger to IRC gateway). These days
> is becoming obvious to me (just from a sixth sense no need for
> metrics) that FB has been already abandoned by many people over the CA
> scandal and other campaigns. Interactions over potentially interesting
> topics have shrinked a big deal. Things are changing.
> Greetings from Dakar, where in the OFF part of the Biennale we had a
> mindblowing debate on "decolonising internet" hosted by Ker Thiossane,
> with Marion, Oulimata, prof. Tonda and others. In this context of
> "non-aligned utopias" and Afropixel festival to me is also clear noone
> believes in the services coming from the so called FANG conglomerate
> and there is big potential for new, ethical, decolonialised media
> platforms.
> ciao
> -- 
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