Geert Lovink, «Networks Without a Cause»

«No idea? No problem (advertisement) – Feeling Smart Again – Yes We Comment –When you are bored you are boring – Yearning for the Common Good – Fall of the Digital Hegemon – The despair of mass dandyism – Register Here to Become a Partizan – Filling Inthe American Void – The Growing Internal Distance – Experience the Beauty of Indirect Intensity™ – a quiet extacy – I serve as a blank screen – The observer is alone. That’s the solitude of the free person – Belief as a rational choice – . . . superior software for the perplexed multitudes . . . – “France was the center of the world and nowadays it is suffering from the lack of great historic events. This is why it revels in radical ideological postures. It is the lyrical, neurotic expectation of some great deed of its own which however is notcoming, and never will come” (Milan Kundera) – Giving people back their most reliable asset, theory (promotional billboard) – We are not desperate for investments – “He isa running dog of Google. Lower than animals” – We are enjoying independence (Chatroulette) – Multitasking is for the Poor – Fatum of Tech (mini series) – Noble Lies for Social Media – I like to think about myself – Linking the unintended revolts – “Overprogrammed, furious, lonely” (Zadie Smith) – Favorite colour: opaque – With no power comes no responsibility.»

Geert Lovink, «Networks Without a Cause, A Critique of Social Media», 2012