Remember the Usenet NewsGroup spammers?

Twas nearly enough to make us ban NNTP. Grr. Canter and Siegel wrote a book. This is a rather interesting quote on online communities, from ’94.

…some starry-eyed individuals who access the Net think of Cyberspace as a community with rules, regulations and codes of behavior. Don’t you believe it! There is no community. …Along your journey, someone may try to tell you that in order to be a good Net ‘citizen,’ you must follow the rules of the Cyberspace community. Don’t listen. The only laws and rules with which you should concern yourself are those passed by the country, state, and city in which you truly live…”

How Make a FORTUNE on the Information Superhighway was the name of the book. Other cheeky quotes here.

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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