what are we? we’re not an organization, we’re not a group, we’re a “gathering”
Yesterday “Anonymous” put out an official press release (pdf here). It’s interesting how the group is wrestling with it’s collective self-definition, external framing, etc:
Anonymous is not a group, but rather an Internet gathering.
group (sorry) gathering openly alludes to some internal issues and its structure (spelling mistake not mine):
Both Anonymous and the media that is covering it are aware of the percieved dissent between individuals in the gathering. This does not, however, mean that the command structure of Anonymous is failing for a simple reason: Anonymous has a very loose and decentralized command structure that operates on ideas rather than directives.
Then some movement-ish language, physics metaphor and some claims about the novelty of the form:
We do not believe that a similar movement exists in the world today and as such we have to learn by trial and error. We are now in the process of better communicating some core values to the individual atoms that comprise Anonymous – we also want to take this opportunity to communicate a message to the media, so that the average Internet Citizen can get to know who we are and what we represent.
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