Nuanced Tags – An Experiment for Prepending Posts

#PositiveExperiment Dear friends,

I’m playing with this idea to prepend (antonym of append :P) my posts, so that my own view on whatever I am posting is right up front..  Since Facebook is about being “open” and there’s no way to filter messages to different groups on one’s Wall (which is generally how I roll), I feel the need to put my own feeling and point in context.  And it would be nice not to be constrained into this impossible notion of “building a narrative”. 

Social media is constrained by the Bookface paradigm, making it so the only way to share information is to pigionhole the issues one focusses on, or to regurgitate something that already exists.  It’s sorta a self fulfilling prophesy, Google + allows for more nuanced online comms but is totally empty as a result.

So I challenge any friends, and other generally cool people who like the concept of Global Public Servitude, to be ready for a diversity of posts.  I won’t be publishing informative stuff all the time, I won’t be publishing casual stuff either.  So here’s how the format will go for now, till something else works or too many people say it’s pointless.


So the format will go like this:

The prefix of appended tags will begin with a “positive, neutral, negative” while the suffix of the appended tag will end with any “virtue, neutral action, anti-virtue” – for example



This will allow me to also post ridiculous stuff and have others know my intent regardless of weather they are lookin at my online service as friends I know or random people.. for instance

        #NegativeTruth  —> post about how hydrofracking works

        #PositiveTruth   —> post about how mesh-internet-networks work

        #NegativeFun   —> post of Bloomberg kissing Lady Gaga

        #PositiveFun    —> post of baby pandas

        #PositiveAnger —> not sure if this exists but.. a post of Lamb of God playing music

        #NegativeAnger –> a post of me yelling like moron in Liberty Square


🙂  so I hope this will free me a bit more to share online, and ALSO to balance what I share.  I’ve had to narrow everything I share to #PositiveSpirit and #NegativeTruth… and that’s just not me!  Anyone who knows me there’s a big silly side in the middle 🙂