On 03/21, Miles Fidelman wrote:
On 3/21/18 11:48 AM, Charlie Gibbs wrote:On 21/03/18 01:00 AM, email@example.com wrote:My problem with "social networks" is that they're monopolies. Imagine popping down to the local pub for a pint and a bit of conversation, only to find that it's part of a huge chain run by a transnational conglomerate. I much prefer the Usenet model, although web sites that let you leave messages come pretty close. What I don't like are those web sites that make you log in through Facebook in order to post. Since I don't have a Facebook account and never will, such sites will have to do without my pearls of wisdom. :-)Maybe we should move back to USENET. It worked pretty well, and it's still going strong in some quarters. Add some global identity & reputation management, and the ability to set up lots of small newsgroups - and we'd have one hell of a Facebook killer.
There's always Fidonet lol -- regards..... Thinkpad T60p 2.33Ghz 2GB SXGA+ Jabber IM: firstname.lastname@example.org
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