Thursday, February 7, 2013
Everyblock Revisited. (Update Everyblock RIP)
Chevanston the blog was born out of the censorship that occurred on Everyblock. Talking about vandalism somehow was too controversial for the net at large. If popular opinion shouts down the questioning of vandalism and how it pertains to advertisement of local businesses then where does that leave us? It says that vandalism is okay if it can't be proved and so what if they (Mind Crusher) knowingly distributed said stickers and knew that they were being plastered everywhere. Or even if you go one step further and they were just plain ignorant and didn't care, (which is even worse).
Wow didnt know that Everyblock was in trouble, this was written ignorant of the latest news.
Everyblock is now deceased. This article has now been updated to reflect the fact that Everyblock is dead.
Please continue reading for the full diatribe.
The internet plays favorites just like any place and there is nothing wrong with that. This blog is a lot of fun and will be continue to be written whether it continues to thrive in its obscurity or bask in any popularity. What is hilarious is how mainstream media or money automatically supports itself or anything which is non controversial. We already saw an example of how Everyblock posted an article by NewCity which was regurgitated by Chicago Curbed and then it was posted as another article on Everyblock, now that's double coverage. Or how DNAinfo.com will miraculously come up with ideas out of the sky and won't attribute them to the blogs that they read. Everyblock automatically media mentionED DNAinfo.com anyways whatever they write and then of course the posters there ignorant to that fact will post the article again as if they had discovered something.
Chevanston was also created because there is no Uptown Update for Rogers Park. On Everyblock everyone WAS trying so hard to play nice and play by the rules so much so that its become extremely boring. That isn't to say that Chevanston wishes to become a "hate blog", but its here to point out problems wouldn't otherwise rise to the surface. There WAS still merit to Everyblock of course because that WAS the default public meeting place for Rogers Park. Holding grudges though is dumb. Artificially withholding media mentions if something important on an alternative blog is posted could be seen as a grudge or indifference or possibly this is just a horribly written blog.
Everyblock did media mention the Broken Heart once back in October and has never done so again since. That is a form of censorship, the exclusion of important information. Craig (Broken Heart of Rogers Park) recently posted that ID was missing, well apparently no else cares that ID is missing because there is not a mention of this on Everyblock. There is no problem with the internet playing favorites, but if Everyblock WAS really about every single block it shouldn't discriminate if the blog post is important or well written. Ok, now this writer is off of his soapbox.