Article: Memetic Immune System for the Internet

I just published my most thorough explanation of the rbutr concept over at my medium.com blog the other day. It already has over 16,000 views. You can see it here.

I take the time to explain why we need a system like rbutr, explaining why none of the other methods used so far to fight misinformation have had any noticeable effect on its existence or prevalence. rbutr itself is only mentioned briefly at the end because my goal in this article is to convince people that the concept itself is important, and that the web *needs* it. The web doesn’t need rbutr. But it does *need* this system. And if need be, I’d be happy to throw rbutr under the bus in order to see that happen.

If you are unaware of the existence of the Medium.com blog, it is probably because I haven’t actively talked about it much yet. Nor done too much with it. Yet. But the idea is that I will be publishing all of my philosophical conceptual articles there. Detached from rbutr itself, I think I will be able to reach a larger audience as people are more inclined to share cool ideas than they are willing to share promotional blog posts of a ‘company’ or whatever they may perceive rbutr as, with its logo, and domain and potential agenda etc.

So this blog stays here for all of the procedural posts – community updates, plugin updates, general information posts etc. But any writing I do on the conceptual aspects of the rbutr project and the consequences of widespread adoption or anything along those lines – it will go into the Medium.com blog.

Speaking of which, the next post I publish over there will be about how it is that rbutr will change the world. It’s a complicated one to write, so it might take me some time. Again.

For now, go read this article:

The Memetic Immune System of the Internet

PS: If anyone wants to submit it to any other subreddits on reddit, that would be fine with us…. 😉

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