The Origins of REALNEO
Office of Citizen
Rest in Peace,
To Trolls Who Question the Value of RealNEO, a Demonstration of Value for the World Created Here
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 03/23/2010 - 08:01.
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Over the past year or so, realNEO.US has been attacked by many Trolls who register accounts to post comments and blog entries that are inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic, submitted with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. As recently as yesterday, I had trolls attack me, my family, my friends (on and off realNEO), my work products, and realNEO. The attacks against me and my family seem obsessed with realNEO's success in general, the originality of our content, our leadership with open source software, my use of realNEO as a sandbox, my concerns about lead poisoning, and my apparent "paranoia".
As a technologist who is concerned with social media, with a significant investment in my career and this real community, I consider it important to dispute such attacks against me, especially as posted by anonymous Trolls. I consider such trolling an attack on my intellectual property and the value of my work products in general, which I do not take lightly, and about which I am far from paranoid... and I am very protective.
RealNEO is an indisputably innovative, unique, and important open source social network deserving of respect if not appreciation - I prove that here for my family, who have helped fund and support this, and for all members who have brought this community this success... and I prove this with the chart below, showing realNEO's importance among social media in the region of Northeast Ohio - go to "realNEO ICE 25 Regional Social Media Benchmarking Sample: 15 Month Analysis from November, 2008 - February, 2010" for more related insight...
To say realNEO is anything less than exceptional is rubbish.
Regarding the originality and quality of our content, I take personal offense to any claims we are not exceptional. RealNEO is an outstanding Drupal content management system with over 11,000 nodes of original content posted by our members. I am very proud of my content posted to realNEO... and I am proud of my wife's content, and the content of other members. To disparage that is insulting many people. Not to celebrate us is dishonest, or ignorant.
One example of my personal content the world is certainly celebrating - and that is helping many women have more natural and wonderful childbirth - is highlighted in the traffic chart from YouTube at the top of this posting. I'll feature these videos of my wife having hypnobirth here again, below, because this realNEO content is so original, unique, exceptional, authentic, local, and real NEO... created because we have realNEO. These two clips have a combination of over 32,000 views worldwide, in just six weeks... wait until the world sees the documentary we are making from this...
I'm equally pround of my other videos posted here, and of my photography - 1,000s of pictures I have featured here, that have been appreciated by millions... largely celebrating Northeast Ohio.
I'm equally proud of all my writing here, largely organised in my Blog - I appear to have over 500 postings there - featuring important social commentary, valuable insight, and a wealth of planning that I am executing, in open collaboration on realNEO.
Of course, the greatest example of that economic development in action is our action now on the ICEarth Conceptual Framework I wrote about a decade ago, and have been advancing since... leading to development of Bigbang computers and ICEarth Linux, which are impossible to dispute.
I'll close this posting highlighting real NEO-related developments really worth celebrating with the ICEarth Bigbang One Fly-By Tour 1... and ask what in any of this there is to attack, and why should any of us have to deal with Trolls?!?!?!...