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I'm against CS becoming a for-profit corporation
Posted October 9th, 2012 - 1:49 pm by from Kisumu, Kenya (Permalink)
Those who want money should go to the market.

Posted October 9th, 2012 - 2:50 pm by from Sharon Springs, United States (Permalink)
The fastest emerging and vanishing markets in virtual space are social networks. CS is one of many mechanisms (think face-book, 2nd-life) patronizing u-choice reality. Success is capitation. You are the means, not the meaning.
seth

Posted October 10th, 2012 - 6:52 pm from Stuttgart, Germany
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Posted October 21st, 2012 - 7:24 am by from Narbonne, France (Permalink)
Hi !
"too late ... CS has become C$ over a year ago ... "

WE ARE CS.
CS belongs to their members !

Françoise

Posted October 21st, 2012 - 8:30 am by from Issy-les-Moulineaux, France (Permalink)


Aren't you a bit naive to believe that?
Though, I wish We would be Legion, We wouldn't Forgive, We wouldn't Forget, and that they would have to Expect Us :D
Unfortunately...




Posted October 21st, 2012 - 9:29 am by from Paris, France (Permalink)
Françoise is right in the sense that without us users, and especially without the hosts, CS is next to nothing. They can close shop and see how much they get for the buggy website and the remaining data.

Posted October 21st, 2012 - 9:58 am by from Issy-les-Moulineaux, France (Permalink)
How many people "I'm against CS becoming a for-profit corporation"-friendly?
How many CS members whose commitment is 100% focused on true altruistic exchanges?
Moreover, isn't it in that group that some fellows were lamenting the fact that CS was becoming a sub-FB clone?

Posted October 21st, 2012 - 10:34 am from Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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Posted October 21st, 2012 - 12:08 pm by from Dijon, France (Permalink)
"Being in CS is like being in a bad relationship"

Or perhaps it is like being on a sinking ship? Do you save yourself or do you try to save as many as possible?

Posted October 21st, 2012 - 3:00 pm from Bangkok, Thailand
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Posted October 21st, 2012 - 3:36 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
LOL! What are the licensing conditions for this one? ;-)

There's a lot of CouchSwitching going on, too, to non-profit communities.

Another illustration of the phenomenon:


Posted October 21st, 2012 - 4:33 pm from Bangkok, Thailand
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Posted October 21st, 2012 - 4:52 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
The last one please close the lid...


Posted October 21st, 2012 - 5:40 pm by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
hahaha!!!
Very good post.... and sooo true!!!

Think am gonna go for otpion three....

see ya there!

Posted October 24th, 2012 - 8:41 am by from Narbonne, France (Permalink)
Yes, and I claim my naivety.
Françoise

Posted October 24th, 2012 - 12:09 pm by from Issy-les-Moulineaux, France (Permalink)
dear Françoise,
I Was far from blaming you for being a bit naive.
Actually, the so-called nice chaps -we perfectly know whom I'm talking about- appeared to be what they have been since the very beginning: some rotten masterminds with an agenda, conning others like you, who were trustful & naive enough to believe in the previous project...