Question: "Why don't you use "social media" ?
- No, I'm not on web private forums eg
Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Gulp etc.
- No, Not everyone likes to use "social media", aka web
- No I'm not alone using mail lists, I am
on maybe 100 mail lists that have lots of other people.
One of my mail filters: www . berklix . com / ~jhs / dots
- Yes, more people less technically skilled like click
& fumble `social' web forums.
- Yes, lots don't want to learn mail lists or learn
- Yes, Most use to Microsoft, No need to follow
- Yes, Mail lists can help exclude fumblers too lazy to
- Yes that bar is low, known as I
supported too many lazy incompetents on a small subset of mail
- Yes many technically highly competent friends like mail
lists, & tend to avoid web forums that attract more
newbies, & less skilled people.
- Yes, Anonymous forums more often become
ANTI-social, irresponsible, & trivial, than mail
lists with a real personal sender addresses that discourage
- Yes, web forums may avoid spam by mail, But also usually
anonymous webs have more noise from members, so forums are
then censored by usually unpaid egotists to keep noise
The choice becomes noise from mail spam (that can
be automaticaly filtered) or noise from anonymous forum members
with less discipline, subject to censors.
- I prefer noise from spam than forums,
as I block almost all spam automatically.
( Despite my servers & my addresses are massively
assailed by spammers, harvested from public archive sites
with my addresses on, some un-obfuscated from era before
spammers existed, + my domains + lists I'm
on & run, (most especially all the MS PCs harvested by
spammer viruses on certain clueless lists I
- I avoid monopolists such as Microsoft
Facebook Google etc trying
to privatise the Internet & lock everyone in, so avoid
using them. I'm a keen supporter of Open Source & Open
Standards. Other supporters of Open Source &
Standards in Munich include eg BIM & SFD & Linux & Gnu
& other clubs.
- I prefer Push (mail) To Pull (web) technology, eg I want
my devices to be able to hold archives of messages to be
read, without needing free instantaneous fast continuous
- BTW: Some domains such as freebsd.org offer a choice of
mail lists & web forums: last I looked
the web forums seemed less well informed than mail lists
maybe 'cos newbies like the lack of commitment & learning
of web forums.)