So we all know that the BlotchTower and Awake are becoming 16 page mags. Yes, they are becoming the "WeeTower" and the "HalfAsleep".
They are moving some articles over to jw.org and I have a few reasons why I think they are doing this:
- 'New Light'. All old magazines can be altered, on-line. 'Apostates' will only have print-offs as evidence which can more easily be disregarded by believers. There are other ways to prove the older publications but they are more easily refuted than a book you've had for years on your shelf that you know is a WTBTS book - one you got from a KH or assembly.
- 'IP Tracking'. When you visit a website, you are sending your IP address. You request a page and your IP address is where to send the page back to. IP addresses are allocated by country, region, state, city and sometimes even smaller areas within. The Society can check to see who is visiting their site. Not enough visits from your local congregation? The CO will be informed and the congregation will get a telling off, possibly in a special way: Jehovah knows so the GB knows. Proof that they are Gods spokespeople - how else would they know? ;)
I'm sure that there are other ways to try to defeat opposers or keep those JWs trapped. Any more reasons?