Welcome to tilde.camp!
Built in the spirit of Anonymous and Rainbow Family alike.
We created tilde.camp to help reinvent our experience of today's Hyperlinked Reality. There are a few things that have gone terribly wrong in our rapid and turbulent transition to the digital age. For one thing, where once the Internet was conducted more like a public library, marketing has taken hold, and the Internet is starting to look a lot more like a frikkin' casino.
We want an Internet that feels like a place of real community, instead of a sea of faces shouting into the void. However, we also value anonymity for the protections it affords those who want to speak the truth, and the insulation it affords you to speak your private thoughts in a public place.
So tilde.camp is attempting to deliver the best of both worlds: A small-town vibe, with the anonymity of a big city.
This tilde is just one of many tildes that have been created in the push to reclaim the Internet as a place of learning, exploration, and collaboration, instead of self-aggrandizing, marketing, and psy-ops. To reconstruct the Internet that inspired the creation of sites like Wikipedia and WikiLeaks, before the Internet got bogged down by surveillance, selfies, algorithmic newsfeeds, and artificial-intelligence-driven advertising.
tilde (n.) - in computer terms, the tilde is used to represent the home directory of any user on any unix system (which includes all Linux systems).
So, for the user with the username "sum1", their home directory "/home/sum1/" would be represented simply as "~" and the subdirectory "/home/sum1/folder/" would be represented simply as "~/folder/".
So tilde means home.
The original idea of the tilde was simple: create a Linux box, then give out user accounts. This means giving lots of people access to the command line on the same computer. Everyone can write new files, create new programs, and run other people's programs. Which means everyone is able to participate in sculpting the landscape that they inhabit, rather than just living in a world of it's own design, such as Facebook or Twitter.
We are here to create an Internet FOR and BY the PEOPLE!!!
A post-facebook world.