The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Lose all your points and you're out

Deutsche Welle, 31 May 2012

China's biggest microblogging site Sina Weibo has introduced a new code of conduct to encourage netizens to censor themselves. If users break the rules, they lose their account.

China's censors and Internet users have been playing cat and mouse for years. Each time the authorities introduce new rules to monitor cyberspace, resourceful netizens come up with creative ways of circumventing them.

China's social media sites are obliged to help the censors by automatically filtering content that could be considered subversive. 

Netizens have to censor themselves
Sino Weibo, the People's Republic's biggest microblogging site, has just published a stringent code of conduct which clearly outlines what content is considered subversive. It stipulates that users cannot post information which goes against the principles of the constitution, cannot harm national unity, disclose state secrets or publish false information. Blogs are not allowed to spread rumors or information that could disrupt the social order, endanger the country's ethnic unity or jeopardize stability. Posts that call on users to protest or disseminate superstitious teachings are banned.

What counts as a rumor or what information might jeopardize the country's unity is subject to interpretation.

What is clear, however, is that any comment directed against the government can be interpreted as breaking the code of conduct.

24/7 censorship

"Basically these regulations are something they want to show the authorities," says journalist and blogger Michael Anti. "They want to show that the company is doing its censorship job. “But it's not a big move because the censorship on Sina Weibo is already very serious."

The site says it employs people and technology to filter information that is posted online 24 hours a day. Members are divided internally into two categories - "normal users" or "dangerous users." 

Isaac Mao says it's hard to censor
millions of people
However, this is apparently not enough for the censors. Last December, the government demanded that Sina Weibo introduce rules to ensure users register with their real names. This was supposed to happen by March, but in April the company told shareholders it had not managed to enforce the regulation. "Although we are supposed to do it, we have not been able to verify all our users' identities. The Chinese government could take strict measures."

Many users simply ignored Sina's call to register with real names. "It is difficult to censor millions of users," says blogger Isaac Mao. "The real name registration has failed already. They're starting to rethink their policy by replacing it with a new one. They want the community to censor itself."

80-point system

To do this, Sina has introduced a point system. Each registered user - there are roughly 300 million - gets an account with 80 points that they can lose if they do not stick to the rules. The first warning comes when there are only 60 points left. The account is deleted if there are no more points at all.

However, if you behave for two months and don't do anything to draw negative attention from the censors, you can get a clean account again, with 80 points. 

It is forbidden to talk about the 1989
massacre on Tiananmen Square
Chinese Internet users don't seem too fussed. "People don't care about these policies," says Isaac Mao. "They just laugh about it! That's the attitude among netizens towards political issues as well. They just laugh."

The netizens refuse to protest loudly, they simply get around the censor. For example, the 4th of June - the anniversary of Tiananmen Square - has become the 35th of May as this is not so easily recognized by the filters.

In any case, anyone determined enough to talk will manage to get through the Great Firewall of China and find Facebook or Twitter. The cat and mouse game goes on.

Author: Christoph Ricking / act
Editor: Gregg Benzow

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