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We dare you...

to take your finger off that mouse.

When was the last time you left your cell phone at home? Do you have multiple email accounts that you can’t go a day without checking? Have you ever waited in paralyzing anxiety wondering if your Facebook comment has been read or if your emoticons were interpreted in the right way? For a week starting this Monday April 18th, we dare you to slow down, unplug, and digitally detox. We dare you to change your life in some way and see what happens.

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Have dared all my facebook friends to eat their lunch outside in the sunshine today...Melbourne weather appears to be cooperating. Planning to set them a new challenge everyday : )

Have dared all my facebook friends to eat their lunch outside in the sunshine today...Melbourne weather appears to be cooperating. Planning to set them a new challenge everyday : )

It rocks, five months now since i deleted facebook. good choice, who needs it? if you really want to talk to someone, call them. write them a letter. talk to them.

It rocks, five months now since i deleted facebook. good choice, who needs it? if you really want to talk to someone, call them. write them a letter. talk to them.

'The wise man does not speak before he is sure he can transform his words into action.'

I have noticed that since facebook was popularized people are much more measured in their self expression, as well people seem to just talk about 'people', and a little bit about 'events' and the people gathered tehre. But if someone talks about 'ideas'; from what I have seen, people seem to have a reactionary attitude, almost like Facebook is not the forum to talk about environmental devastation and American foreign wars, those things are downers, as though its a distraction for them from seeing that their friends own dogs and watch the hockey game. These things are all well and good, but when we start adopting to this framework where we are afraid to express ideas greater than ourselves and that which is obvious we are losing something, and it spreads from facebook to real life with ease, shallow perceptions and fast judgements, dulled perceptions. it radiates all around us. You can see it in the way people talk, in how people hold their bodies, holding tight to the illusions of self they have created. Psychic innundation with innanity will render us stupid.

Maybe its just me, or maybe its the star weather, with saturnian libra types wanting everyone to adhere to outmoded invisible social laws that benefit the prevailing structures and attitudes of the babylon system, to the detriment of creative ideation and artful expression. Im not saying I sit on facebook and curse people out, but I express and use images to cast a further symbolism by pushing the way we are supposed to use the site to its maximum. I wont give specifics but people react, some have attitude like 'you think you are better than us' but really Im just being honest with what I think, if we cannot express this way then we are doomed to zombification and ignorance. Take a chance Instead of just portraying an image of self and staking security there, afraid of what others may think. Not allowing a webpage to limit the potential of true human understanding is probably necessary if we want to grow.

After some experiments with metaphors and images, rants and re-structurings, artistic exhibitions and temporal personas, I found that a few others started to do similar things on their profiles, or at least were more likely to open up and express their true feelings and opinions on things other than the safety zone of collective digital social norms. I think this is important because people confuse their flesh selves with the mental abstractions of a webpage. At first people will think that is not keeping with the rules of how the profile is supposed to work. But I am always reminded of the image of Mark Zuckerburg getting presented the award of merit or some suchen from the CIA. And sometimes I wonder if 2012 will be allot more like 1984. Fear of what others might think in the forebrain, creative abstraction is disallowed, individual expression is seen as rude or discordant. But as time goes on ,this website that is only 7 years old, seems to be having a dramatic ability to alter the way we act and perceive in the real world. Obviously some type of replacement that isn't an Identification system, that is a free flowing non-linear format which reflects a true living mind is needed. Be damned with the static dead data base of factoids and single lines of type devoid of any deeper meaning.

So I am calling on all those evolvers who want to evolve; Let it be known that there is something behind the face, and you will give invisible permission to others to do the same. If people are like 'whoa you did this' you know its working. No-self in the world of appearances might bother some at first, but when they search their owns minds they know. Be strong, people might criticize and make their judgments in vain; but the spirit looms larger than they care to know. Tie them up in knots of confusion if they come with blame and libel, cut the knot to disallow attachment and stagnation (use the remove button when the time comes, and begin stage-crafting the next expressive spectacle). People who are attached to the images of self and orthodox use of the site wont be pressing the like button. In time the norms will change to reflect the minds of true living people; not a databank of factoids and images for commercial and government interest, working detrimentally against our true nature.

'Fear ebbs away and a smile appears. The discussion is continued in a cheerful atmosphere, and the right course becomes apparent.'

'The wise man does not speak before he is sure he can transform his words into action.'

I have noticed that since facebook was popularized people are much more measured in their self expression, as well people seem to just talk about 'people', and a little bit about 'events' and the people gathered tehre. But if someone talks about 'ideas'; from what I have seen, people seem to have a reactionary attitude, almost like Facebook is not the forum to talk about environmental devastation and American foreign wars, those things are downers, as though its a distraction for them from seeing that their friends own dogs and watch the hockey game. These things are all well and good, but when we start adopting to this framework where we are afraid to express ideas greater than ourselves and that which is obvious we are losing something, and it spreads from facebook to real life with ease, shallow perceptions and fast judgements, dulled perceptions. it radiates all around us. You can see it in the way people talk, in how people hold their bodies, holding tight to the illusions of self they have created. Psychic innundation with innanity will render us stupid.

Maybe its just me, or maybe its the star weather, with saturnian libra types wanting everyone to adhere to outmoded invisible social laws that benefit the prevailing structures and attitudes of the babylon system, to the detriment of creative ideation and artful expression. Im not saying I sit on facebook and curse people out, but I express and use images to cast a further symbolism by pushing the way we are supposed to use the site to its maximum. I wont give specifics but people react, some have attitude like 'you think you are better than us' but really Im just being honest with what I think, if we cannot express this way then we are doomed to zombification and ignorance. Take a chance Instead of just portraying an image of self and staking security there, afraid of what others may think. Not allowing a webpage to limit the potential of true human understanding is probably necessary if we want to grow.

After some experiments with metaphors and images, rants and re-structurings, artistic exhibitions and temporal personas, I found that a few others started to do similar things on their profiles, or at least were more likely to open up and express their true feelings and opinions on things other than the safety zone of collective digital social norms. I think this is important because people confuse their flesh selves with the mental abstractions of a webpage. At first people will think that is not keeping with the rules of how the profile is supposed to work. But I am always reminded of the image of Mark Zuckerburg getting presented the award of merit or some suchen from the CIA. And sometimes I wonder if 2012 will be allot more like 1984. Fear of what others might think in the forebrain, creative abstraction is disallowed, individual expression is seen as rude or discordant. But as time goes on ,this website that is only 7 years old, seems to be having a dramatic ability to alter the way we act and perceive in the real world. Obviously some type of replacement that isn't an Identification system, that is a free flowing non-linear format which reflects a true living mind is needed. Be damned with the static dead data base of factoids and single lines of type devoid of any deeper meaning.

So I am calling on all those evolvers who want to evolve; Let it be known that there is something behind the face, and you will give invisible permission to others to do the same. If people are like 'whoa you did this' you know its working. No-self in the world of appearances might bother some at first, but when they search their owns minds they know. Be strong, people might criticize and make their judgments in vain; but the spirit looms larger than they care to know. Tie them up in knots of confusion if they come with blame and libel, cut the knot to disallow attachment and stagnation (use the remove button when the time comes, and begin stage-crafting the next expressive spectacle). People who are attached to the images of self and orthodox use of the site wont be pressing the like button. In time the norms will change to reflect the minds of true living people; not a databank of factoids and images for commercial and government interest, working detrimentally against our true nature.

'Fear ebbs away and a smile appears. The discussion is continued in a cheerful atmosphere, and the right course becomes apparent.'

Is facebook your tool, or are you facebook's tool?

Facebook uses the content that you so conveniently upload in a digital format to create a market profile to sell to corporations to keep it's servers running. Facebook needs you - it wants you to pack its servers with bits. The only people who gain from facebook are the corporations, for which it is a goldmine.

Machines do not need to enslave us - we are voluntarily joining their matrix.

Is facebook your tool, or are you facebook's tool?

Facebook uses the content that you so conveniently upload in a digital format to create a market profile to sell to corporations to keep it's servers running. Facebook needs you - it wants you to pack its servers with bits. The only people who gain from facebook are the corporations, for which it is a goldmine.

Machines do not need to enslave us - we are voluntarily joining their matrix.

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