"now that there are tools for erasing certain people's writings, it is probably only a matter of time before someone decides that their cause is important enough to try to silence their opponents instead of simply disagreeing with them."
#VoicesfromtheNet has a basic premise about online communities that is both naive and obvious, and subsequently seems to be ignored: people have online communities.
Internet turned into tech before it; no longer "tech", now just part of us.
People laugh when I tell them about Pnut, but this kind of community has been common since the 90s, and Everyone is a part of one now. They've just been layered in Corp, marketing, and ,ubiquity.