This machine is made of privilege

The “real names only” policies of Facebook and Google+ seem to mean: we will let you use our software, and the price you pay is your section of the social graph. And your section has to be as seamless, contiguous, self-consistent and transparent as only a fairly young and relatively fortunate person could expect it to be.

Much more detail here:

Tiger Beatdown
Skud v Google+

I’m also reminded of M John Harrison’s List

(title from a Wild Pumpkins at Midnight EP)

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