Salons and Print

Social Media and the internet are dying, if not dead already. While most people will be wondering what's next, or trying to develop their own social media and internet platforms, one should remember the pamphleteers and the salons of previous centuries. While social media has certainly connected people to an unprecedented level, it is, at the end of the day, a business. It will always do what it feels is in its best interest. We are quickly coming on a time where we'll have to go luddite concerning the internet, that is, for the duration that it's even around in its current incarnation.

  I would encourage people to start salons and print pamphlets. Typewriters are coming back, so you don't need to worry about the day when Microsoft decides to discriminate with the distribution of its Word software according to one's race or political views. I can see it now. Zine culture will come back stronger. It only needs to start. One it does, it becomes a cultural meme. There's no stopping it.