If you build it, they will use it for porn

Ethan Zuckerman is the man responsible for GeekCorps, and he has a few things to say to the world’s bloggers in this article.

Which raises the question, “In a world full of serious problems, what is this medium that we’ve created actually good for?”

Answer: It’s almost preternaturally suited to distributing porn.

He raises some really good points: the vast majority of bloggers write from a rich, western, technocratic viewpoint. However, as the medium evolves and global wireless telecommunications really takes off (think backpack-satellite-comms-enabled gear available cheaply and widely), I do believe we’ll see some really interesting guerilla journalism start to occur in the so-called “blogosphere”.

Or, guerilla porn.

Wait, that’s already happened.

(uh, and on the flipside, there’s also this. Guerilla Anti-Porn)

5 Replies to “If you build it, they will use it for porn”

  1. As young Jedi Matt has found and commented, it is a Live Journal friend-only affair. One needs a LJ account to read it. As much as it was originally against my freedom of speech principles to make it thusly, the wicked nature of scorned MrMe’s ex-partners forced my hand.

  2. Remember that episode of The Simpsons, the look on Homer’s face when the agent is saying “So, for the last time, when I stamp your foot and say ‘Hello Mister Thompson’, you say ‘Hello’. HELLO MISTER THOMPSON!”. Homer: “I think he’s talking to you”.

    Anyway, I’ve got that look on my face right now.

    So what’s happening with you, anyhow? From all reports you’re a cheerleader for the Boston Red Sox who hand-sews red leather slings for Matthew Barney’s infamous “Tower Of Foam” Parties.

    Feel free to email me at goldsounds@gmail.com if you would prefer to continue this conversation away from my blog 🙂

    Dan