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everybody should be publishing

2000-10-26 14:09:48+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Salon looks at Voyeurweb and user contributed content. Some freelancer obviously fell for a press-release, but it's still an interesting article in that it talks about how easily people can be motivated to participate (Obviously something Todd is better at than I, given Tuesday's political discussion), and that filtering is the issue. It also brings back memories of a web I remember, when traffic and acceptable-use policies were still at a level that popular personal content didn't have to be through some third-party.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:27+00 by: TC

Hmmm wow the little boy in me was "Cool free porn" and it's kinda neet to see shots out in the woods or a on beach in stead of some Sammy the sleazeball's studio. I understand people bluring their faces so they can have "normal" lives I guess but it brought up to 2 issues to me. #1 As a viewer it mars the "art" or beauty of the picture. Call it a kink but "fuzzing" the face eliminates that person from ever being a beautiful woman. it's a hot bod or beautiful pair of tits, which leads to #2 #2 These people are objectifying them selves. "hi I'm an anonymous peice of meat" wooo wooo. Maybe it's Burning Man culture poisoning but the notion of I'll show you my naughty bit but not my face seems pretty repressed...

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:27+00 by: Larry Burton

Todd, I really don't think these folks are making an attempt at art. This is voyeurism/exhibitionism, plain and simple. I guess it's the thrill they get of thinking that there are thousands of guys sitting around their computer screens and jerking off to "my/my wife's anonymous peice of meat."

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:28+00 by: Dan Lyke

It's roughly the same as that grandmother sitting next to you on the airplane who insists on dragging out pictures of grandchildren...

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:28+00 by: Larry Burton

I never would have thought of it that way but, yeah, you're exactly right.