Tuesday, October 4, 2011
I am happy to report from New York that there are signs of positive social change in late imperial America.
The photos accompanying this post were taken by the Brooklyn Bridge on October 1, 2011.
I've been in China for the last few months and unable to update this blog because Blogger is blocked by Beijing.
Although Chinese internet controls can be a nuisance, or worse, block vital information that citizens need to understand and improve the society in which they live, I don't really dispute the right of a sovereign nation to block data-mining products that collude with the US government.
The surreptitious statistical surveillance conducted by Google, Facebook and other "darlings" of late-era US imperialism takes the joy out of technological innovation and erodes trust on the creative commons of the Internet. As such I refuse to post on Facebook and am winding down my use of Google products; as attractive as some of the technology is, the company is not to be trusted.
Please look for future posts on Wordpress under my name, or by my internet tag, jinpeili.