How many times has a forum, email list, bulletin board, chat room, or other "social network" had a "big loud fish" in it that acted the narcissist, the bully, the blatant misquoter, the requester of redundancy, the representer of reality, the anti-focus sustainer, etc. The discussion never takes place, and certainly nothing "social" ever takes place... merely banter, arguing, fragmented and frustrated contact?! Well, here's what happened to the software engineering field that I and my many colleagues got dumped from... aside from creating bill collection, marketing sales, voting tally manipulation, and surveillance software, that is: "Software will allow 10 personas per user, replete with background , history, supporting details, and cyber presences that are technically, culturally and geographically consistent. Individual applications will enable an operator to exercise a number of different online persons from the same workstation and without fear of being discovered by sophisticated adversaries. Personas must be able to appear to originate in nearly any part of the world and can interact through conventional online services and social media platforms. The service includes a user friendly application environment to maximize the user's situational awareness by displaying real-time local information." ========= Verifying resources: Persona Management Software [Solicitation Number RTB220610, US Air Force] https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportu...d660336be91552fe8c1a51bacb2&tab=core&_cview=1 Electronic subversion software available from the Air Force; The fact that they're putting out tenders for this software suggests it's probably been possible to do this for ages. If this software is available to governments, it's available to political parties. US military persona management software: 1 operator controls multiple online personas http://www.politics.ie/media/152981...erator-controls-multiple-online-personas.html Exclusive: Military’s ‘persona’ software cost millions, used for ‘classified social media activities’ by Stephen C. Webster (February 22, 2011) http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/...-used-for-classified-social-media-activities/ USAF request for bids on "Persona Management Software" http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x457259 ========= So... all those bullies, predators, deflectors, diverters, liars, disinformers, and people who ask you to explain something over and over so that you give up, get frustrated, etc. ... real or just REALly effective. Remember, the higher up the pyramid you go, the less people there are to control those below. Now, the numbers have been altered! The falsifiers may actually be fake... just like their "points", "facts", "evidence", and "substance".