decentralized

started exploring the potential of IPFS

exploring the use of words by advertisers and others that are trying to sell. these things bother me. the use of human words in a non-human way.

when i signed up for patreon they guided you through the process of creating a page. suggested language, goals, etc. along with tips to get people to like you:

  • don’t sound needy
  • get some friends to be temporary patrons so when you launch you look popular
  • etc.

the ties to fake likes and followers that plague twitter, instagram and facebook are palpable with the message being a clear - con your way into people’s wallets.

of course, in the attention economy what’s a propagandist to do?

Focus Pulling

For the past year I’ve been a student of desperation. It’s an amazing drive/emotion that has the power to completely kill rational thought.

As such, I’ve become very interested in the pay-to-play tactics of the modern internet. Facebook pages, Instagram for business, youtube, vimeo, 500px, the plethora of art/print-on-demand nonsense, etc. can fill your life with more hopelessness than you can imagine.

It’s all selling shovels and pick-axes to prospectors.