What Google And Facebook Get Wrong About Self Expression And Identity

Google and Facebook would have you believe that you’re a mirror, that there is one reflection that you have, this one idea of self. But in fact we’re more like diamonds, you can look at people from any angle and see something totally different.

4chan founder Chris Poole discusses the problem with personal identity as conceived by Facebook and Google. Basically, that they expect us to maintain a single, consistent persona throughout life, which is not how we actually exist:

16 Comments on "What Google And Facebook Get Wrong About Self Expression And Identity"

  1. Says the guy who’s website is nothing more than a child porn swap-meet…..

  2. Says the guy who’s website is nothing more than a child porn swap-meet…..

    • Word Eater | Oct 20, 2011 at 5:12 pm |

      That’s the.. uh.. personae that those people.. um.. choose to present in that particular section of their life.

    • Uzimakikid | Oct 20, 2011 at 5:12 pm |

      you’re referring to one section of his forum. specifically /b/. which has the stigma of being all about child porn, but there are moderators. thanks for being ignorant and talking about things like fox news.

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  5. Word Eater | Oct 20, 2011 at 9:12 pm |

    That’s the.. uh.. personae that those people.. um.. choose to present in that particular section of their life.

  6. Uzimakikid | Oct 20, 2011 at 9:12 pm |

    you’re referring to one section of his forum. specifically /b/. which has the stigma of being all about child porn, but there are moderators. thanks for being ignorant and talking about things like fox news.

  7. Word Eater | Oct 20, 2011 at 9:21 pm |

    Truth time: I use a number of different aliases to post to different websites specifically because I like to keep my life segmented.  I even use different email addresses to make it slightly harder for admins to track me back to the same person.  I used prepaid Visa cards to buy stuff just to avoid being trackable.

    And yet, I also have a Twitter account, Facebook account and post some stuff on Google+.

    I can already share what I want, where I want to, in the method I want.  I’m not sure we need a new social media “service” to do what we can already do if we really want to.

  8. Word Eater | Oct 20, 2011 at 5:21 pm |

    Truth time: I use a number of different aliases to post to different websites specifically because I like to keep my life segmented.  I even use different email addresses to make it slightly harder for admins to track me back to the same person.  I used prepaid Visa cards to buy stuff just to avoid being trackable.

    And yet, I also have a Twitter account, Facebook account and post some stuff on Google+.

    I can already share what I want, where I want to, in the method I want.  I’m not sure we need a new social media “service” to do what we can already do if we really want to.

  9. Jason Caney-Peterson | Oct 21, 2011 at 12:24 am |

    But isn’t that why Google+ has circles so you can filter what people see from youf? I can see bashing on facebook but Im diggin G+ for this exact reason :/

  10. Jason Caney-Peterson | Oct 20, 2011 at 8:24 pm |

    But isn’t that why Google+ has circles so you can filter what people see from youf? I can see bashing on facebook but Im diggin G+ for this exact reason :/

  11. Simiantongue | Oct 21, 2011 at 12:28 am |

    Monetizing personal relationships. Probably not the last way corporations will find to rape peoples humanity. But having this fellow point out the semantic ways in which he’d prefers to be raped is fetishism of the strangest sort. There is something unsettling about it.

  12. Simiantongue | Oct 20, 2011 at 8:28 pm |

    Monetizing personal relationships. Probably not the last way corporations will find to rape peoples humanity. But having this fellow point out the semantic ways in which he’d prefers to be raped is fetishism of the strangest sort. There is something unsettling about it.

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