Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Illusion of Cyberspace Perception

I don't think there's anything more to elaborate on but to point out the obvious; that in conspiracies and backroom machinations, we are all sheeple, unless we have first hand account of the facts.

Sheeple:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheeple 

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=sheeple

As a netizen from the dialup era of the mid 1990's I've seen a lot of things, but truth be told, shaping perceptions on the Internet is a very sought after commodity these days. We can spew and publish all the insights and opinions we have for the world to suspiciously or wholeheartedly digest and acknowledge, but know that we can never be absolutely 100% sure of the truth in a half-truth laden cyberspace.

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2013/jan/26/fake-reviews-plague-consumer-websites 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/23/new-york-fake-online-reviews-yoghurt 

http://ph.news.yahoo.com/fake-online-reviews-reality-check-173549889.html 

This pretty much ruins anyone's Amazon.com experience, although they do have the Amazon Verified Purchase tags for reviews.


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