[Air-L] Web 2.0 'Suicide Machine'

Michael Zimmer zimmerm at uwm.edu
Sun Jan 3 18:36:10 PST 2010

Interesting from a rhetorical/psychological perspective that removing oneself from social media is dubbed "suicide".....


Michael Zimmer, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies
Associate, Center for Information Policy Research
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
e: zimmerm at uwm.edu
w: www.michaelzimmer.org

On Jan 3, 2010, at 7:50 PM, Richard Forno wrote:

> Interesting concept, though I wonder how long it will remain online.   -rick
> MSM article:
> Wipe The Slate Clean For 2010, Commit Web 2.0 Suicide
> http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/12/31/web-2-0-suicide/
> ...and the site itself...
> http://suicidemachine.org/
> Tired of your Social Network?
> Liberate your newbie friends with a Web2.0 suicide! This machine lets you delete all your energy sucking social-networking profiles, kill your fake virtual friends, and completely do away with your Web2.0 alterego. The machine is just a metaphor for the website which moddr_ is hosting; the belly of the beast where the web2.0 suicide scripts are maintained. Our service currently runs with Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and LinkedIn! Commit NOW!
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