Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Only on the web
Author: Dan Hartung Posted: 12/12/1999; 4:08:53 PM Topic: Participatory democracy Msg #: 13590 (In response to 13585) Prev/Next: 13589 / 13591
What you're getting at is that the web acts as a sort of built-in killfile. On a Usenet newsgroup, of course, you don't want to leave: it's the subject matter. But it's a public space that anyone can enter, from the enemy who likes exactly the opposite kinds of things you do, to the get-a-life troll, to the alt.syntax.tactical flamewar-lover.
For websites, if you don't like what someone says, you just don't go there anymore.
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