A proposed Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web was posted this morning by Joseph Smarr on Open Social Web.
Joseph's preamble states that it isn't carved in stone (the phrase is chiseled in granite), but is intended to spur conversation and debate.Do I have anything to contribute? On first reading, I'd say that the form and language tiptoe around rights which have already been abrogated by default, but at this moment I still have smoke coming out of my ears. This 'document' floored me.
Users, I presume, means all the contituents using the internet and web services? Or is this just for white American entrepreneurial tech insiders?
Why has this document been authored by four men? Four of the 10 men authoring the blog on which it's posted?
You couldn't find any women interested enough to participate? Any women prominent enough to consider inviting? Any women interested in the subject of their rights? Are there any powerful American female tech insiders? I'm a Canadian woman and I'm looking for them. I am also a 'user'.
Women happen to be half of the constituency. Just like men, we aren't all American. We aren't all techies. We care about our rights.
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