cyberharassment (ThoughtStorms)

Problems with getting police action : http://jezebel.com/the-cops-dont-care-about-violent-online-threats-what-d-1682577343

Support network : http://www.crashoverridenetwork.com/


Unpleasant thought :

Are Cyber-harassment and InternetTrolls actually a kind of rising tide of resentment / feeble resistance by the consumetariat underclass in arriving NetoCracy?

I mean, these are the people losing out in the attention / connectivity competition. Of course the only way to win a bit of attention is to harass those with more of it. A violent fantasy is the way to get the attention of the more famous. (Compare "haters" in TheWorldOfHipHop).

Of course it takes on a misogynistic flavour (wars often do as patriarchy is interwoven with other concerns). The anti-feminist trolls are caught in the paradox of hoping their masculinity gives them privilege and the reality of their attentionless / Consumtariat state under netocracy.

By 2017 ... we know that this is more or less right.


Actually the last chapter of NetoCracy points out that :

Instead, Bard and Soderqvist think that things only become serious when there's "netocratic civil war" ie. one group of netocrats ("class traitors") side with the consumtariat for their own advantage.

This looks awfully like what's going on with RightWingPopulism at the moment. Some netocrats (eg. SteveBannon are siding with the "people of somewhere", "left behind" sedentary / reactionaries. People who don't like "mobilism" in race and sex and sexuality against other netocrats defending the mobilities of social liberalism but who have been willing to put liberal governments to work defending it (eg. laws against racism and homophobia and unequal pay)

At the time of writing, B&S imagined netocratic civil war would be about IntellectualProperty, instead ot's about IdentityPolitics


It's possible that InternetTrolls are acting as a different kind of "gatekeeper".

Putting a cost on "being visible" and seeking attention online. To become netocrat you have to have the courage to be visible.

But the true netocrat learns to control visibility / anonymity. Choosing and switching between each as and when it suits them.


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