@michakees @aral There was an extended discussion about this topic ongoing about one year ago at @kuketzblog : https://www.kuketz-blog.de/datenkrake-ein-problematischer-begriff/
So his/her summary was to use it as a word isn't as problematic as using it as a cartoon.
@michakees Hey Michael, I appreciate that the image of an octopus has been historically/even recently used for this purpose but I’m not sure that comparing a multinational corporation to a Giant squid from Norse mythology has the same connotation. That said, do you have any suggestions for alternative metaphors?
We fell for the same discussion wit @michakees recently 😅 I'm yet not fully convinced that a kraken is antisemitic under all circumstances, but it looks like the community favours a full ban. Finally we figured out that a predatory raccoon or a greedy hamster with a bag is a even better symbol. You find them already as stock vectors. Our front illustration is even CC.
i was confused by the above post too. but then went to do some research.
think of it like this - similar to swastika, which is ancient mythological symbol, the kraken/octopus was used by antisemitic literature, nazi propaganda and conspiracy theory writers as a symbol of world domination by jews. it simply carries this connotation to many. i didn't know that but it now makes a lot of sense.
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@aral how about a vacuum cleaner?
I can't see how a kraken relates to something which collects data anyway. you ever saw a kraken using a notebook or collecting data? I mean, what is that even suppose to tell me? And why the hell is this called "bloody" at all?
Did I missed the moment when we started using stupid marketing wording to fight for data protection no matter how antisemitic it might be?
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