I think we’re all tired of the America-Online-like centralization of the Internet. Various countries are solving the problem by arbitrarily cutting themselves off, and forming their own little non-Internets, but maybe cut off your nose to spite your face? But there’s no reason we all need to buy into the way social media is set up at the moment, just because it’s convenient.
Mr Sanger asks that we post our own copies of his “Declaration of Digital Independence”, which seems a little contrary to the point of the net. In the spirit of hypertext, I’m posting a link to his copy.
There’s a media strike that goes along with it: a
“collective pause in our use of social media, except to post notices and memes that:
- Declare that we are on strike. Use hashtag #SocialMediaStrike.
- (Optional.) Point to a copy of the Declaration of Digital Independence (preferably, your own; see “How” below). Invite others to sign the Declaration.
- Urge others to join the strike. Ask your friends, family, and followers to sign and strike.”
No Reddit for me Thurs-Fri.