Further, social networks all have a backlog where previous posts can be viewed (particularly true with FB), thus a person still "transmits" a given piece of information indefinitely as other people view their wall going back far in time. Thus it is always possible for a "dark corner" of the "internet" to always catch up by seeing a piece of information in that way instead of only real-time.
You're so funny. Just try going back a week on facebook. I'll wait while you restart your browser a few times, waiting for the thrashing to stop. Oh, just pull the plug, it'll be faster.
Endless scrolling - the penultimate "fuck you" to a web page viewer. Tumblr does it too,* making a walk down memory lane potentially depend upon how much RAM you have.
* some users disable it, but it is the default that most go with.
Yet we have growing economic uncertainty and a shrinking middle class coincident with a period of unprecedented per capita productive capacity. Why is this so? The sound-bite answer is "concentration of wealth". The complete answer is incredibly complex [ snip ]
I disagree. The complete answer is, entrenched Capitalists want it that way. People who have concentrated wealth shall support any policy that maintains inequality, AND be able to put their money where their mouth is. Confusion arises only because they never openly mouth their actual motivations.
I don't feel like being restricted from speaking my mind just because I tried to mod up someone's post.
Just because it seems odd to you doesn't mean there's no sense to it, or even that you can't have a useful system with such a feature. Analogy: here in Canada, people who serve on a jury are normally explicitly forbidden discussing their deliberations (outside of the jury room), ever. See Section 6.2.
What this country needs is a good five dollar plasma weapon.