started exploring the potential of IPFS

exploring the use of words by advertisers and others that are trying to sell. these things bother me. the use of human words in a non-human way.

when i signed up for patreon they guided you through the process of creating a page. suggested language, goals, etc. along with tips to get people to like you:

  • don’t sound needy
  • get some friends to be temporary patrons so when you launch you look popular
  • etc.

the ties to fake likes and followers that plague twitter, instagram and facebook are palpable with the message being a clear - con your way into people’s wallets.

of course, in the attention economy what’s a propagandist to do?

Focus Pulling

For the past year I’ve been a student of desperation. It’s an amazing drive/emotion that has the power to completely kill rational thought.

As such, I’ve become very interested in the pay-to-play tactics of the modern internet. Facebook pages, Instagram for business, youtube, vimeo, 500px, the plethora of art/print-on-demand nonsense, etc. can fill your life with more hopelessness than you can imagine.

It’s all selling shovels and pick-axes to prospectors.