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Ben Hammersley offers to open his inbox to the world

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StuartCWoodwardPerson was signed in when posted
10-20-2002
02:23 AM ET (US)
Brad Fitz who created Live Journal used to have his in box for the world to view. Mails that were from his friends were blanked out but most mails sent to him were for all to view.
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Eli the BeardedPerson was signed in when posted
10-18-2002
02:29 PM ET (US)
I used to crosspost everything from Usenet to alt.fan.e-t-b, didn't seem to
be worth it after a while. Two or three people seemed to read it, but
since it never generated much discussion, and since it bugged other people
I stopped. I still subscribe, and once in a blue moon people contact me
through there.
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cypherpunksPerson was signed in when posted
10-17-2002
02:20 PM ET (US)
Doesn't make sense. His *inbox* wouldn't have story notes and ideas generated by him. It would have content written by other people, who might not have consented to having their thoughts broadcast to the world.

Here's an alternate idea, which Robin Hanson came up with. Do it to your outbox. All the forums where you communicate: all the messages you post to mailing lists, Usenet, Slashdot, dicussion groups like this one, your weblog; bring all of them together and make it into a single news feed or mailing list. Let people subscribe as "fans of so-and-so" and get access to everything you communicate to the world.

That makes more sense, it is all the product of the person who is making it available. And for people with a wide range of interests, their communications are all spread out so it is hard to find them all.

Only problem is that it doesn't work for someone like me, pseudonymous/anonymous in a number of different forums. The whole point of my pseudonymity is to make my various identies unlinkable. I guess the world will have to get along without knowing the fantastic scope of my multiple personalities.
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Eli the BeardedPerson was signed in when posted
10-17-2002
02:04 PM ET (US)
Sounds hard to keep sources confidential.

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