Free Knowledge Culture Calendar/January 5

The Streisand Estate.

Mike Masnick coined the term “Streisand effect” today in 2005. Imagine spending lots of money on a nice hideout, away from all the losers. Imagine someone taking a photo to show all the losers your hiding place. Imagine yelling at him to stop. Imagine that everyone who hears your yelling gets interested, copies the photo, a Wikipedia page is created for your house, the photo’s put on it, ...
Humans like to share; it’s a powerful thing.

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