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Technique #3 - 'TOPIC DILUTION'
Topic dilution is not only effective in forum sliding it is also very useful in keeping the forum readers on unrelated and non-productive issues. This is a critical and useful technique to cause a 'RESOURCE BURN.' By implementing continual and non-related postings that distract and disrupt (trolling ) the forum readers they are more effectively stopped from anything of any real productivity.
But this inter-governmental agency is the wrong place to make decisions about the future of the internet. Only governments have a vote at the ITU. This includes governments that do not support a free and open internet. Engineers, companies, and people that build and use the web have no vote.
The multi-stakeholder model of internet policy development that is the hallmark of the Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the Internet Governance Forum, the Regional Internet Registries, among many others, is the only sensible way forward.
Originally posted by Hefficide
The internet empowers each one of us to speak, create, learn and share. Today, more than two billion people are online — about a third of the planet.
Originally posted by randomname
a book, a pencil, paper, your brain and human contact used to and still does accomplish the same thing without pop up ads, spam, trojan horses and hacks.
i remember when google actually showed you what you were searching for instead of directing you to amazon or ebay.
for example, i once looked up napolean and brandy with free shipping popped up.
edit on 1-12-2012 by randomname because: (no reason given)
Google Warns UN Not to Censor Web at Dubai Meeting
This week marks the beginning of the World Conference on International Telecommunications, a meeting being held in Dubai that could significantly alter the future of how the world accesses the Internet.
Held by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an arm of the United Nations, the gathering has brought together over 1,950 delegates from around the world to work on revising International Telecommunication Regulations. They have been in effect since the 1980's and offer guidelines related to international routing and charges between global carriers, as well as the overall Internet traffic between international network operators.
However, some see the ITU as a closed and potentially damaging organizational move that could inhibit the growth and free flow of information on the Internet. One of those voices includes Vint Cerf, long known as one of the "fathers of the Internet," who currently serves as vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google. In a message posted yesterday on the Google blog, Cerf argued that the meeting could give rise to new censorship and access controls in various regions.
Cerf took issue with the fact that only governments have a vote. "Some proposals could allow governments to justify the censorship of legitimate speech, or even cut off Internet access in their countries," he said.