Hacking Culture

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The first origin of hypertext is microphotography, a method of condensing documents, which were stored in a massive library. A massive library, so people could send in questions, and the workers would field their responses, giving related topics as well. The second origin, is referred to the Memex; an idea that it would somehow be possible to digitally condense information on a computer, so it can be used at any time, by the use of free association. This was supposed to augment human intelligence, so that anyone can easily search for it. This was the first time that any technology like this has ever been exposed. These were the early origins of hypertext, as they allowed you reference multiple layers of information. The implications this …show more content…
Our current election seems to be the most blatant reservation of security; withholding tax returns, medical records, and 30,000 emails. “The concept of secrecy seems to change from generation to generation. What secrecy means and particularly its value shift as social, political, and economic contexts change over time, but what has always remained stable within hacker culture”. This is where services like wikileaks.org have become incredibly relevant, for exposing government documents and exposing information, from anonymous …show more content…
Sharma states “Modalities of race wildly proliferate in social media sites such as Facebook, Youtube and Twitter: casual racial banter, race-hate comments, ‘griefing’, images, videos and anti-racist sentiment bewilderingly intermingle, mash-up and virally circulate; and researchers struggle to comprehend the meanings and affects of a racialized info-overload.” There are many things that white people do, that may seem subtle to them, but just adds to the oppression that black people have been dealing with for years. In instances, it doesn’t seem to be offensive to cover a song, while stripping it of all it’s cultural elements, but when its reversed, and a black person does it to a white song and all elements of that song are taken away, it suddenly becomes a different

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