THE INTERNET

#TheInternet

1. I read  A Domain of One’s Own in a Post-Ownership Society and I would admit that before reading the article I thought we did have the freedom to own “the things we think we really own”.  Audrey Watters makes a very strong argument that we really do not own the things we really own. She gave a very related example-Netflix. Netflix is a site where you pay for it most probably every month but you do not own the movies you watch, you really have just subscribed to watching movies that you pay for every month. Once you stop paying netflix monthly, you will not get access to any more movies (not even the ones you payed for to watch in the past, that’s crazy when you think about it!). This to extend is to say that everything we do is govern by someone or something and we own fewer things than we probably think we own. This article really got me thinking.

2. TO ME THE INTERNET AND THE WEB MEANS IDENTITY. IT IS A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN REPRESENT YOURSELF BASICALLY IN ANOTHER WORLD. YOU HAVE THE “LIMITED FREEDOM” TO GIVE YOURSELF A LABEL IN A PLACE WHERE NO ONE CAN SEE WHO YOU TRUE ARE.

3. 1.Are we really free on the internet? 2.Why do you think people are okay with paying for things on the internet but not really owning it? is it because they are not educated about them not really owning what they think they really own, or do you think they just ignore it because there is nothing that can be done about it?

2 thoughts on “THE INTERNET

  1. Paul

    I like that question “Are we really free on the internet?” It seems simple yet profound, due to all the layers of meaning you could pull out of “really free.”

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