Surviving the World

A Photocomic Education by Dante Shepherd

Lesson #1119 - Social Networks

Many people seem to be excited about adding Google+ to their social network repertoire. Who knows. Maybe it'll evolve into something useful. I like the idea of being able to use the hangout feature to potentially develop group 'office hours', for both STW and real world work, but for now, I'm not really sure it's anything more than another step along a path to machines convincing us that, no, we really do need that new cyborgian implant, too.

Quick side note/reminder to those who like to share STW: I have no problem with you sharing STW to your friends or whoever. However, I request that you link back to the main site when you do so, and preferrably, to the site and not the image itself. Please do not use imgur or some other major rehosting site; and absolutely do not crop out the URL. Most of you are really good about this, and I appreciate it. I just wanted to reiterate the standard for those who are unaware.

In general, rehosting comics creates a loss of recognition for the creator - a problem when that person is making his/her livelihood off them! Just because something is posted on the internet does not mean that it becomes your property as much as the creator's. I see this being done to other webcomics all the time and it irritates the hell out of me. Thanks, everybody.