The #hashtags cover technology and society from a progressive view and are very simple:
#deathcult = neoliberalism
#fashernista = fashion in relation to social political relations
#openweb = the original ideals of the WWW and internet culture
#4opens = the workings of FSF and open-source development with the addition of transparent process.
#encryptionists = all solutions need more encryption, this is often unthinking technological fascism.
#dotcons = the transition to for profit internet, and the social con this embodies.
#geekproblem = an old discussion on freewill and determinism, also a cultural movement, think of “two cultures” as a path to start to understand this.
#techshit = is a part of the composting metaphor, shit as a core, important, part of the ecological waist (social) cycle.
#OMN = open media network
#OGB = open governance body
#BLOCKING = refusing to look/everting eyes/eyes closed
They are also complex and interlocking, telling a wide story and world-view, and showing a path out of our current mess.
#deathcult is relevant because of #XR forcing us to look the truth of ecological and social decay in the eye, good to ground this in real historical experiences, think of the Irish Potato and Bengal famine.
#fahernista is about consumer capitalism, looked at as social illness.
#openweb is about building code for anachronism rather than capitalism
#dotcons are feeding social illness, we cannot keep building this sickness, the step away metaphor is a positive path away from this.
#closedweb is a form of technological slavery, we often choose.
#4opens is a tool that can be used to guide us on to the better humane path and, it gives us the power to JUDGE and thus decide, it is POWER.
The #geekproblem hashtag is not simply negative, it’s taking obvious “problem” out of “geek”.
The problem is obvious look at #failbook and Google both “geek” projects of domination/control, and yes you are right it’s geek culture shaped by capital in both cases.
What does #openweb geek culture look like? Looking back at early #couchsurfing and #indymedia you have healthy non “problem” examples. Look at both projects late in their decline we have strong examples of the “problem”.
#techcurn the world is full of meto projects, everyone has the same ideas, few if anyone links.
#nothingnew is a question, do we need this codeing project.
#techshit is when people do not ask this question and build it anyway agen and agen
#encryptionists are in the end way too often about artificial scarcity (web03), this is not actually needed. To be clear this is a minority need for this technology, but as a limited use case not as a dominant way of thinking, codeing. #encryptionists is about the feeling of total control that encryption gives the #geekproblem this is key because all good progressive society are based on trust, which is about giving up this desire. The problem in geek is the problem of socialization… a known geek issue 🙂 in itself is fine, am not judging. BUT this is embedded in code that shapes society, it becomes a “problem”. Good to think a bit more on this one. With power comes responsibility.
This list only touches on the meanings and subjects.
Next question, what is the story and world-view that these #hashtags embody?