[NetBehaviour] The Digital Resurrectionists
james at lowtech.org
Mon Feb 15 10:56:31 CET 2010
I don't have a Facebook page. I don't want one.
However, I keep getting sent invitations to join Facebook, purporting to
be from friends or colleagues.
Facebook fails to disclose their email address, thus denying me key
knowledge about how to get in touch with them without resorting to a
clunky and advert-saturated web interface. The phrase which springs to
mind (and I apologise for my crude language, but it is entirely
appropriate) is, "Fuck you, information bottleneckers!"
That Facebook fails to disclose this most basic piece of contact
information betrays their opportunism - but it appears that their
cynicism doesn't end there.
This in my InBox today:
"Reminder: Allan Kaprow invited you to join Facebook..."
Mar 12, 2008
The performance artist Allan Kaprow, pictured in the Facebook email
contact, died on April 5, 2006.
Kaprow himself said, "In this context of achievement-and-death, artists
who make Happenings are living out the purest melodrama. Their activity
embodies the myth of nonsuccess, for Happenings cannot be sold and taken
home; they can only be supported..."
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