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J. Max Wilson’s Reactionary Guide to Writing Constructive Comments on the Interwebs

I have often written blog posts that have proved particularly unpopular among some readers. A few years ago I wrote a post that resulted in some significant backlash. After spending too much time engaged in the resulting onslaught of negative … Continue reading

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Iranian Blogger Warns of Internet Centralization after 6 Years in Prison

In 2008, Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan was imprisoned by the Iranian government. He had been sentenced to 20 years, but he was unexpectedly released after 6 years. Having been isolated from the Internet for so long, he is dismayed by … Continue reading

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Ends vs Means – The Problem With President Obama’s Call for Net Neutrality

The internet has been buzzing with discussion of President Obama’s recent call for Net Neutrality and the contrary reaction from some Republicans like Senator Ted Cruz. If you are not familiar with the term, I encourage you to read about Net … Continue reading

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Bite the Wax Tadpole: A Manifesto for Internet Conversation and Debate

Most Internet conversations suck. You know exactly what I mean. I’m not talking about the frivolous “Ew! My cat just puked a hairball on the carpet” “Ha ha! At least it wasn’t a mouse!” conversations. True, those often suck in … Continue reading

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