People Went To Don't Go There

from the too-tempting dept

Ah, performance art on the web. Yesterday, some guy created a website where he asked people not to click on a link. He promised that if 100 people clicked on it, the site would be shut down. Of course, with a message like that people started clicking away and the site didn’t even last an hour. While the guy who created it goes on about the power and importance of “non-action”, I think it proves a more important point. Asking people to not do something online is useless. People make their own individual choices. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t give them a good reason not to do something. However, simply telling them not to do something (don’t share music!) is pointless, and only encourages the opposite behavior.

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