tungwaiyip.info

home

about me

links

Blog

< September 2011 >
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 

past articles »

Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

San Francisco, USA

 

Subvert your Social Network!

Today's big news is Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has announced Facebook will have a new feature to capture and present the event of your whole life in a product called Timeline. I immediately grabbed my current avatar, which is a cartoon liking of mine, mark it with the letter 2011 and then uploaded it, in hope that this picture will be represented as a picture of me in 2011 in Timeline.

I'm rather ambivalent about these social network companies. I am never comfortable to have them assume the custodianship of my data, distribute it and present it in whatever form of their design. There are a lot for me to gain to participate in their channel, but not enough for me to give up my autonomy.

I finally realize what I am doing with these cartoon pictures as well as some other funky things I've done on other social networks. I am bending their rule. Timeline is suppose to present your life story. I intentionally trying to poison it with something different. I am trying to subvert the social network application.

What if lot more people start to subvert the social network? This can be a lot of fun! Cartoonize yourself! Fictionalize your profile! How about creating an entire alter ego on the social network? Use it to start interacting with your friends in a whole new way! This is far more creative than playing Facebook's game. To be clear, this is not about doing things with malicious purpose. This is about playfulness, fun, creativity and asserting your independency from these Internet overlord.

2011.09.22 [] - comments

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

past articles »

 

BBC News

 

India election results 2019: Narendra Modi secures landslide win (23 May 2019)

 

Brexit: Theresa May's withdrawal bill delayed (23 May 2019)

 

Deadly tornadoes tear through US cities (23 May 2019)

 

Not your average police chase (23 May 2019)

 

Clotilda wreck: 'Last US slave ship' found in Alabama (23 May 2019)

 

Eurovision 2019: UK's last-placed entry has score lowered (23 May 2019)

 

Woman aged 102 suspected of care home murder (23 May 2019)

 

Homes hanging over river bank in Oklahoma (22 May 2019)

 

Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists (22 May 2019)

 

PSG boss Al-Khelaifi charged with athletics corruption (23 May 2019)

more »

 

SF Gate

 

Google changes rules on abortion ads after complaints (22 May 2019)

 

Consumer Reports: Tesla automated lane changes are risky (22 May 2019)

 

Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law in chip market (22 May 2019)

 

On the job hunt? These are the companies hiring the most in the Bay Area (22 May 2019)

 

Penney’s, Kohl’s struggle in 1st quarter (21 May 2019)

 

Huawei ban delay gives tech sector time to adjust (21 May 2019)

more »


Site feed Updated: 2019-May-23 07:00