iBankCoin
18 years in Wall Street, left after finding out it was all horseshit. Founder/ Master and Commander: iBankCoin, finance news and commentary from the future.
Joined Nov 10, 2007
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Eventually, Everyone Will Blog Again

I started blogging in the early 2000s, first political and then after realizing I hated politics — I did finance. For those of you who were there, 2004-2009 was the peak of the blogging period, especially for finance. You could find wonderful new blogs almost everyday, until Twitter came along and dumbed down the narrative to 180 characters. At first I hated Twitter for destroying an otherwise great medium. It’s important to read and to write and, as humans, to express ourselves. God knows no one likes a complainer in real life — best to relegate it to the blog.

Since the 2016 elections, politics swept thru Twitter and the people in charge of it have expressed their bias. Because so many people are on Twitter now, banning someone is on par with excommunication — a banishing from the public square. It’s a way for them to say “your type isn’t welcomed here.”

A lot of people have shown support for Tyler at Zerohedge since Twitter decided to ban him last week. While his opinions on the markets might not be what mine are, I valued his Twitter account immensely because he shared information that made me a smarter person. It’s nice to laugh and to read inane tweets about people shitting themselves, but every so often I like to be intellectually stimulated. Lucky for the world, Tyler has a blog and on that blog I suspect he will launch a product to replace the headline news medium he generated on Twitter. I will gladly pay for such a service.

Which brings me to my next point. If blogging were a stock, I’d be long in size. All of the social platforms have exercised their demands upon its users and have undergone a process to demonetize and deplatform whoever they do not like. Eventually the people banned, and people who dislike the policies of these companies, will realize the only true way to express themselves freely is by the written word.

Unlike a Twitter account, or an Instagram, or a fucking Youtube account, when you have a website — it is yours. You own it — digital property. No one can kick you off of it and no one can fucking stop you. I think this is the reason why podcasts have become so popular again, a sense of ownership and control over content.

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13 comments

  1. acehood

    Fatal flaw: most people can’t write worth shit.

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  2. cheesefries

    The truth is very rare in today’s media. I’m very thankful to have found your blog 14 years ago. It takes awhile to vet your sources.

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    • tradercaddy

      Agreed. I enjoy reading The Fly just as much today as when he started out. I don’t comment much in my retirement days (near 47.5 years + or – 20 years or so) but always reading the blog.

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  3. juice

    What you said

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  4. it is showtime

    More journalistic outlets are starting to characterize “obvious manipulation” in equity markets. Regarding the nCov-China-Markets-Closed pivot. Regarding Pboc/Fed.

    K
    I started noticing that,
    And observing signs of that
    HERE ON THIS BLOG
    7 years ago.
    2012 I said it definitely looks fishy.
    2013 I said there are manipulative mechanisms.

    And I’m a lunatic and lunatically wrong?

    lol.
    stfu.

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  5. ultramarine

    Some of the Leftist groups do go after bloggers and content publishers on their hosted websites. Leftist groups like MediaMatters and SleepingGiants, which go after any web-advertisers or webhosts in an attempt to get any successful content publishers they don’t like demonetized or even kicked off their web hosting service.

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  6. purdy

    Zerohedge is targeted because he does not completely and religiously tow The Line in general – not because of some virus news. And you folks here who decry certain leftest groups or rightest groups for their attacks are correct, but no mention the anti-free-speech elephant in the room.

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    • roguewave

      Measure, countermeasure
      Sooner or later, people will find a way around obstacles.
      Bitcoin was created in response to the 2008 financial chicanery.

      In the last minute Steve Bregman mentions cryptocurrencies for the first time in 54 minutes.

      He says ” The ultimate hedge against currency debasement; it might never work; it might never be necessary, but it can save your financial future. And it can be done in such a small amount that it will never harm you when it doesn’t work.

      Which is a fixed issuance, meaning non-debase-able cryptocurrency. Because if the time ever comes that people in various parts of the world feel they need a non-debase-able currency, the returns can be in the order of hundreds of times your money.”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4ce1LiuwcA

      Regarding censorship:
      countermeasure

      https://k.im/#home

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  7. the good life

    Podcasts way easier to create and have higher leverage (distribution, scale, etc.).

    Audio > written word. (less friction, etc. etc. etc.)

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  8. CoinSpeak

    I blogged about Twitter. BSV has an entire ecosystem poised to disrupt the leaders.

    It’s going to be a long fight, but BSV has a secret weapon. Every action on these sites is a microtransaction. Bots and spammers get neutered if every “like” costs a fraction of a penny. It will add up for them.

    This naturally curates content via economics. It also makes BSV stronger. Here’s the post:

    https://ibankcoin.com/en1gma/2019/07/03/the-twitter-killer

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  9. probucks

    IBANKCOIN BLOG WILL RULE ONCE AGAIN!

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  10. Raul3

    no one can stop i bank fucking coin if they try we make to kill them

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