[Homestead] Our digital trail - "Orwellian future"
lynnw1366 at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 1 18:25:50 EST 2008
>What if that selectiveness becomes more than advertising...like the
>example I gave about spinning news stories.
That's why we have the internet. I read many different news sites, both left
and right. I try to balance out all the biases.
>Some of you who live in more liberal areas than me were totally against
>Sarah Palin, for example. You guys heard stories about her that I never
>heard-that weren't reported here.
My area is as rightwing as you can get. Solid red. There wasn't a single
Obama yard sign in sight. Everything I heard about Palin came from the
internet. My 'local' news doesn't come from around here, anyway. One TV
station is from about 50 miles away, the rest are from much further.
>I suppose you
could make the case that all the information I found on him was public
since much of it was from his own websites, but that is a lot of
If he openly puts all this information out there, he must be proud of his
life and accomplishments, as we all should be. If he lives in a trendy
neighborhood, is an activist, and still hugs trees, 'them' knowing all that
stuff hasn't affected his life. Maybe if you offer all that information
openly, it CAN'T be used against you....if it's public knowledge, it becomes
a non-issue. Like the cameras at Walmart, if you don't care that everyone
knows "I went to Walmart today", 'them' knowing that you went to Walmart
today has no power.
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