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This is a Diaspora app, the social network that lets you own your
data. The app would "scrape your screen" the way assistive
technologies do, so that all of the data is generic, or so that you
get around all of the different social networks and search engines
attempts to stop this from
happening -- and then would statisti-fy
of the data so that you would have a personal measurement of
you said x and when your friends said y and whether y was equal
+ z or x was equal to y + z and where z came from and all of that.
And then this diaspora app would coordinate with your friends
to determine who was influencing who and what the measurement
of that was and how to put numbers to that and then let that be
economy instead of money.
||spending a bit too much time in the cloud, dude.
||I once knew a man named Dudeass Iscariot.
||Sort of an interesting idea, and in one of the possible
directions of graduate research I didn't take. There is a
microsociological area called transactional something-or
other analysis, it basically is a close examination of
interrelations and communicative actions, and basically
aims to classify transactional behaviour into 'games
people play', how meaning is constructed, semiotics and
lots of stuff using flow charts with rectangles and arrows
pointing everywhere. I can sort of see how more
efficient transactions can be used as money, and how
some people would be rich and others would be poor,
but there are some big leaps to make in explanation,
that sort of is ironic in the context of this idea, so bun