Early topics in SEP include 1) anonymous or pseudonymous identities, 2) lack of a sense of personal contact and relevance, 3) the perception that the website itself would be in control of the communications, 4) risk avoidance by not being blunt. I urge both being blunt and refusing to ignore each other. Other subjects are stated as concerns, including: “privacy, identity, friendship, the good life and democratic freedom”; “virtues, rights, duties, motivations and consequences;” and “copyright and intellectual property.” The many aspects of privacy, “contextual integrity” and “virtual identity,” are a concern. Alienation by the social network itself must be considered: how can inclusive participation be assured? The discussion of personal integrity invited by Facebook participation attracts me to that service for this function. However, an independent website might be necessary to avoid affects of Facebook system and management changes. Democracy is addressed, and it is very important to stress that a civic people aims not for democracy but for
If one of my assertions or my writing in general seems to offend you, please recognize that I am working for a transcendent culture of a civic people who collaborate for the achievable combination PLwCM. Bluntly rebuke my idea that offends you (no need to rebuke me--focus on the idea), and your candid statements will inform me and perhaps help establish a civic people--that overarching culture humankind so desperately needs.