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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Blowing Off The Dust - 7 Things

I kept up this site for more than 15 years.  It contains some of my fondest memories, best writing, and most helpful self-therapy.  Now that I have displeased the FB gods (very small 'g'), it seems like as good a time as any to remember why I used to post here:

1.  My house, my rules.  As in the public square, my ideas are subject only to the criticism of my peers.

2.  FB is not the public square.  They are a private company with every right to censor content and speakers.  Only the government is prohibited from interfering with free speech.  

3.  On the internet, content is king.  On my site, my content is my own.  On FB, it isn't.  After all, if you aren't paying for something, your'e not the customer... your'e the product.

4.  I'll mostly share my own content here.  Except Fridays.  On Friday I'll try to arrange a meme dump similar to what I used to do on FB.

5.  After my term in exile expires, I will probably go back to interacting on FB, but will try to keep Treppenwitz.com as my primary online 'home'.

6.  If you like anything you see here, feel free to share it by posting a link. 

7.  Please do not copy and paste content (other than memes), without asking and giving attribution.

Posted by David Bogner on June 21, 2020 | Permalink

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Welcome back! It's great to see Treppenwitz back in action again.

Posted by: Michael | Jun 21, 2020 3:15:56 PM

Michael... It’s great to be back. This was the place where I first felt safe to think out loud... and I learned a huge amount from the process, and from thoughtful people who became regulars here.

Posted by: treppenwitz | Jun 21, 2020 3:51:58 PM

I think I'll be happier here as well. Treppenwitz introduced me to the J-Blogosphere. We built a community; and FB sort of snuffed it out, as if now that we had all moved to the big city, we were living too far apart to drop by just to say hi.

Posted by: Ruti Eastman | Jun 22, 2020 5:39:22 PM

Ruti Eastman... people came to blogs to think. People go to FB to be entertained.

Posted by: Treppenwitz | Jun 22, 2020 9:22:10 PM

Do you know why you were put into FB jail? I enjoy your silly memes, but most of all I like how you push me to consider other views with which I do not necessarily agree- although lately I have noticed that I tend to concur with you much more!

Posted by: Ilanad-Davita | Jun 24, 2020 3:23:32 PM

Ilana-Davita... I posted a harmless meme that was flagged as ‘nudity / sexual content’. No warning, just 30 days in the hoosegow. I read other people for the same reason you mentioned; to challenge my thinking. Nobody ever learned anything from someone who thought exactly the same.

Posted by: treppenwitz | Jun 24, 2020 7:15:42 PM

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