Crowd-sourcing is a form of advertising based on an appeal to social
pseudo-solidarity. Unlike other speech acts on this list, it has carries a

Bingo, Keith! I think this hits on imho the most repugnant & disturbing aspect -- the under-lying intense ego-centricity of social media hyping in general. Gathering cash via 'the network' is the same as gathering 'friends' and being 'liked' ...


John Hopkins
Watching the Tao rather than watching the Dow!

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