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Asymmetrical mass favors, a tragedy of our commons

I don’t think I’d ever thought of it this way, but this concept touches on a lot of what I don’t like about the internet in a social capacity. No, it’s not ok for you to spam me. No, it’s not ok for you to expect me to fund your vacation through “donations.” I’m poor too—vacation-poor, at least. No, it’s not ok for you to expect me to have read everything you post on all of the services you post to the next time we meet in person. If anything, the internet highlights a very human tenant: “I care about things and you don’t care enough about those things that I care about!” (myself, on the Twitter).

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