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And why would "learning a culture" before getting to be a part of it be any bad? Why should we be entitled to a free pass to some place that needs a culture to be grasped? This is exactly facebook problem: lowering the bar is not a good thing per se, especially if you then pretend to run away from the responsibilities that come with it (i.e. being a fucking awesome amplifier for the worst shit ever)



> And why would "learning a culture" before getting to be a part of it be any bad?

Because they don't want to. They don't want to learn it, they don't want to be a part of it. So they stay in a walled garden where they can participate in groups they want to participate in, with their own culture. And they're not the ones complaining about it, the open web advocates are complaining about their voluntary association with each other.




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