Although the authorities on the planet break their heads trying to find a way to control the Internet through laws that have some chances to be accepted and serve for something, there are other laws that appear with use, and very few arguments.
However, they are basically different from the first. Although called laws, they are just in the same sense as Murphy's Law. Do you remember that?
This is the one who, after several transformations, remained in: "If something goes wrong, it will go wrong"And we remember when, for example, we drop a piece of bread with a jam on the floor.
Of this nature are the laws on the Internet that we will talk about.
In fact, one of the laws of the law is Skit's law, which Murphi's Lion is adapted to the web and reads: "Any publication that corrects an error in another publication contains at least one error".
As you will see, these are informal laws and are not official. They are also observation result and, although not always fulfilled, often appear to be formulated by academics, lawyers, historians, writers, and others.
They are usually used to describe content or behavior, without the need to discuss and discuss, sometimes even with a sense of humor. You would say, for example, "This comment is addressed to Skit's law".
Let's start with one of the most famous:
"As the online discussion extends, the likelihood that the comparison will appear in which Hitler or the Nazis are mentioned, has a tendency of up to 1"
It is closely related to the logical mischief of "reductio ad Hitlerum"which says:" Hitler (or Nazis) loved Ks, so Ks is bad. "
It was founded by lawyer Mike Godwin in 1990. Initially, he did not say "internet" but "usenet" – a global system of discussion on the Internet – but it was expanded.
Godwin invented the idea of an internet meme, and her law falls into this category, as explained in the article in Vired magazine 1994.
"A" meme "is, of course, an idea that works in the mind in the same way that the gene or the virus functions in the body, and the contagious idea (called" viral memes ") can jump from one mind to the other, just like viruses jumping from one body to another, "he said.
"When a memo succeeds, a whole school of thought can be crystallized," he wrote.
Godwin used memes as an example of "black hole"quoting physicist Brandon Carter, who wrote:" Things have changed drastically when John Vheeler invented this term [agujero negro]. Everyone has adopted it, and since then, people from all over the world (…) have known that they are talking about the same thing. "
"When meme of the" black hole "became commonplace, it became a useful source of metaphors for everything from illiteracy to deficit," explained Govin.
For him, his law was contrameme, created to counter my comparison with the Nazis, who was powerful because he was inflamed but negative, because he did not cut down any interesting debates.
That is why he devoted himself to the possession of all the discussions in which he found a free reference to the Nazis. Soon he realized that others did it and that memes started to play on their own.
Not only that: its countermeasures, like viruses, began to change …
- Confirmation of the Sircar: If Usenet discussion touches homosexuality or Heinlein, the Nazis or Hitler are mentioned within 3 days.
- Confirmation of Van der Leuen: As global connectivity improves, the likelihood that the Nazis in the network has a tendency 1.
Your article ends with what is called "participation in memetic engineering: creating good memories of losing bad guys".
2. Poe's law
"Without a emoticon or some other pattern obvious Humor, it's absolutely impossible parody one Idea without it someone who puzzles it with true thinking. "
Effectively and unfortunately, It is difficult to distinguish the extremism of satire from extremism on the Internet unless the author clearly indicates his intention, given the extreme trends that extremism can achieve.
As Urbanist Dictionary explained in 2006, "No matter how bizarre, irresistible or simply stupid parody of fundamentalists, there will always be someone who does not understand what parody is, since similar ideas were expressed by true religious / political fundamentalists."
The main consequence of Po Law is the opposite phenomenon, according to which what the fundamentalists say sounds so incredible People assume it's a joke.
According to the urban dictionary: "It is impossible to do the act of fundamentalism so that someone can not be confused with parody."
3. Cunningham's law
"Lthe best way to get the answer true in the network, is not Asking questions, but issuing incorrect answer"
The law is named in honor of Vard Kuningem, father and names and names concept of wiki, which he described as "the simplest online online database that can work."
The term comes from Hawaiian and means "fast" and refers to the name given to the virtual community, whose pages are edited directly from the browser and where same users create, modify, correct, or delete the content that they generally share (as explained by the Viki wiki in the largest shout of all: Vikipedia).
But the lawmaker was Cunningham's colleague at Intel, Steven McGeady, who pointed out that the best and most famous demonstration that this law is correct is Vikipedia.
Something else …
4. The law of exaltation: "The more sublime characters used in e-mail (or other publication), the more likely it is a complete lie. This also applies to excessive capitalization"
5. Danth's law: "If a person has to insist on a network that has received an argument, it is likely that the person lost the debate"
6. Rule 34: "If there is, there is pornography"See also Rule 35: "If there is no such pornography, it will be"
7. Pommer's law: "The person's thinking can be changed based on the information they read on the Internet. The nature of the change will be: they have no opinion on the wrong opinion"
8. The Haig's law: "The role of page design on the Internet is directly proportional to the dementia of its content and its creator"
9. Streisand effect: "Anyone who tries to censor or hide information on the network ends up expanding even more"
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