Originally posted by XmikaX
you talk about advertising then you dare to mention culture
Certainly. Advertising in all forms has been part of the cultural lexicon for a long, long time. So much so that the pinnacle of advertising, Times
Square, was "saved" by an alliance of outdoor/wildlife and cultural institutions from a massive rezoning some decades ago -- it was deemed a "national
treasure" and today new buildings must have a minimum of very-bright advertising space.
otherwise you would know, for example that advertising has destroyed culture everywhere it had been.
That statement seems tied more to naive hopefulness than pragmatic reality.
Certainly, there is much to loath about many specific advertising campaigns. However, without the revenue of advertising, there'd be no newspapers,
magazines, radio, television, or Internet -- at least, not as we know it today.
study some ancient artistic form of expression
Certainly have... pastel painting, pen & ink drawing, etc. Even two award-winning children's picture books which are now available free online.
that deep understanding of "paradigm" and how it conditions our perceptions
And just what philosophical framework could be formed to influence your perceptions of global culture and parochial strife without independent media
outlets (existing because of advertising) to provide the core learning needed?
i like your conception of freedom of speech !
We (and I) vehemently support free and open expression of provocative ideas, with some very-minor limitations -- purposeful off-topic drift is one
such limitation. "Free Speech" is not guaranteed here, however, free expression is supported and defended.
how fighting for freedom to spy on users behavior without their consent and with the help of google is equal to fighting for those same users
freedom of speech?
page, by using the site, you consent. If you don't like the situation, you're free not to use the site.
This is a very important free speech issue, because:
(1) The government seeks to impose specific laws and regulations on ONE FORM
of targeted advertising, which is the ONLY FORM
advertising that is anonymous.
(2) The government seeks to impose those laws in an inequitable way such that major online media will benefit, while independent online media will
suffer if not disappear.
(3) The government seeks to use these laws to silence the independent thought emanating from the millions of small to mid-sized websites where people
(such as you) enjoy a cost-free way to publish their thoughts.
(4) The government seeks to impose these laws that will silence the independent web, EVEN AFTER
the online advertising industry imposed strict
self-regulation that went above and beyond that which was asked for by the Federal Trade Commission.
You seem to be confusing the concept of advertising with disdain for specific ad campaigns... of which there are many, but which are not the fault of
edit on 31-5-2011 by SkepticOverlord because: (no reason given)