Internet is what you make of it. You choose what content you want to interact with. If you can't help yourself, there are plenty of ways to prevent yourself from accessing sites that you don't like, or, at least, force you to put some time and conscious thought in to revert these measures.
I do agree with the puritan sentiment and the disdain for omnipresent vanity in the internet, to some extent. We are here, nonetheless, and we are a small part of a larger culture stemming from playfulness and social exchange, so there is something that we've gotten out of the society/meme ordeal.
So, I would like to see gone all the vain things that I do not personally like, like social networks, selfie-photo-image-tumblr-snapchat-instagram-lifestyle-blog-lifejournal-showoff stuff, pornography, bullsoykaf youtube, and merchants pushing their products whenever I don't want to buy them.
I have no power to do that, so I just don't use them, and the result is pretty much the same.
Yeah, I would like to be among people more interested in contemplation, not pleasure.
But I have no power over all the other people, and I would like to keep it that way.>>105>rise of the precariat
Why are you bringing up a completely unrelated, purely economic issue? Could you refrain from pushing your politics at least when it is specifically requested?>>137>howzabout we do exactly that, except that we don't cover the whole bloody web with it? How about we just make a self-contained, well-modded community?
I thought places like lainchan were supposed to be exactly that; maybe a bit more lax than in the OP.
>most of it is the fault of capitalism and the state though>brings up economy and politics in a "imagine an internet society based on intellectual merit, not on politics and people pushing their stuff everywhere"
Your behavior is a part of the problem.
>you want to fix the internet? take down the state and capitalism.
Ugh. The same as above.
Honestly. Do you intend for the conversation to be derailed? Because that's how you get it derailed.
Or are you just trying to push a little of your bullsoykaf here and there, hoping that other people won't do it, thus showing us what tragedy of the commons is, and why your ideology is mistaken?Big infrastructure usually requires some degree of centralization. If I understand correctly, anarchism is not too big on centralization.>>142>(TM)>not ™
u+2122 - this one is very easy to remember.