I remember when Egypt elected the Muslim Brotherhood to power. Many Americans were very unhappy, they had been hoping for a more liberal government. Some advocated intervention to keep the Muslim Brotherhood out of power.
Right now, Egyptians are tossing Mosri out of power. If Americans had intervened, we would see a reaction against that. You have to respect the autonomy of a democratic process to let people find their own way.
Let’s be friends right here.
I’ve got a website and I’ve got a feed reader. That’s how I “publish to the world”. See, all Twitter and Facebook really are is a way to post and get a feed of all the things your friends are saying. But someone is selling your friends to you.
You can get a website for free. You can get a feed reader for free. Google Reader or Bloglines or net news wire – etc. There’s tons of feed readers out there.
I like google plus, and yup, I’m on google plus. It’s got the same privacy concepts as diaspora, but unfortunately centralized.
I’m on twitter and identi.ca. But they are just microblogs. Oh – they also have direct messages! That’s micro-email!
So just email me. Just get a WordPress or Blogger blog. And when you want to step up to your own website, I’ll help you set that up and import all your old posts in. It’s super easy. No one will sell your friends to you and someone else’s website going down won’t blow up yours.
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