• politics

    thoughts on the networks that control our internet experiences

    Certain things about the internet leave me very uncomfortable. I dislike the near monopoly of book sales that Amazon has, and the way in which supporting that monopoly is one of the few way in which bloggers can make money – through affiliate links. I tried that for about a week and then gave up not because I could not stomach the idea of helping along the growth of Amazon. Then there is the growth of Facebook, and the knowledge that so many small businesses and organizations depend upon facebook, yet facebook changes the rules repeatedly to make it harder and harder for them to get the free advertisement ability.…