autistic flash blog leads to real change from google!
hey, doo-gooders! please consider joining this flash blog movement by visiting the autistic people should flash blog in order to attempt to counter the current search engine autocomplete functions filling out the sentence ‘autistic people should . . .’ with ‘die,’ ‘be killed,’ or ‘be exterminated’!
this is a wonderful example of how a group (or any individual) can attempt to wrest control of how one’s identity is presented to the rest of the world by others out there in cyberspace.
blog entries start with the newest posts, so scroll down to see how things started.
check out this storify piece about an angry moocer and my friend cathy’s smackdown of him via twitter; you do NOT want to piss her off, friends!
click here to see a number of short letters to the nyt in response to thomas l. friedman’s mooc manifesto, including one (scroll down) from modern language association president marianne hirsh (as well as a couple of college presidents and, the most eye-grabbing name for a fan of british fin de siècle literature and culture like myself, margaret stetz!).
my title was meant to invoke films like mothra vs godzilla, though i was toying with others such as invasion of the student body snatchers, etc. if you’re looking for some fun of your own along these lines, have at the pulp-o-mizer, where you can make your own mooc meme! (thanks to old mdub pal michael bibler for 1st calling my attn to this excellent procrastination tool!)