|morlockelloi on Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:34:17 +0200 (CEST)|
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|<nettime> ***SPAM*** Re: what if we were all right but all wrong?|
This could be a manifestation of one of the finer points of Reed's Law, namely that the worth (and effect) of the network is not how many nodes are attached to it, but how many different groups can form within it. In this case, the 'network' is general anti-whoever-has-the-power sentiment, but apparently it does not promote inter-group connections. Perhaps the fundamental problem with this network concept is that it's anti-something, as there are many possible ways how that something can be fixed. Networks based on for-simple-something tend to be more cohesive, for example capital and money: those who are for money will find ways to cooperate regardless of the initial group affiliations. The point being, these nodes need to figure out what the f*ck are they for.
i mean, all the green, red, social-democratic parties are floundering everywhere (corbyn notwithstanding;), xenophobic/fascist parties are sprouting everywhere, but with the notable exception of Barcelona and Madrid we have failed to come up with something new that unifies the people around the digital vanguards of the precariat and eco/socio/queer strands in urban movements and civil society.
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