New old ways

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The internet and computers used to be the great divider.

Old versus young.
Age versus experience.
Noobs versus non-noobs.
Mac versus PC.
Kirk versus Picard.
Etc.

But now, thanks to social media, we once again have a platform that can unite us all via a common interest. COMPLAINING.
It is so easy now to bitch about how things are and moan about the good old days. (Sometimes, the “good old days” are as recent as 2001).

So I say we all embrace this. Let’s all complain about everything we can, non-stop.
I believe that we will eventually just run out of complaints and that will usher in a new world order.

Just don’t come complaining to me if I am wrong about that.

Along for the ride

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It seems that every group in the world tries to benefit from being seen online in one form or another, these days.

Militant, political, charitable or even criminal groups are able to use the internet to raise their profiles, promote their activities, spread propaganda or just provide an aliby.

The fact that online activity can raise visibility is both good and bad, depending on your point of view.
Many rally against this new openess, whilst enjoying the
But there are also ways to be invisible, even in this ‘brand new frontier’. You may think you know all about the internet, there are forms of “secret internets” active as well, allowing groups to interact securely and away from prying eyes.