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How did Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media "user" data become marketable --"for sale all over the world"?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Mar 23rd, 2018 at 09:53:59 PM EST
Facebook, Google and other social network users always have been the marketable product. We know this.

My guess is that there was/is no incentive to care about realising how deep their own rabbit holes could go. Even in case you initially promise to try to not be evil, most that is meant to do good, can be used for evil purposes.

Care to guess yourself?

by Bjinse on Sun Mar 25th, 2018 at 08:05:24 PM EST
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Just testing the water here, so to speak.

I mentioned, I worked in the advertising industry for the better part of 30 years before I climbed out. '90 - '97 was a particularly ugly "transition period" to "digital" marketing and publishing. I recall very clearly common wisdom and rivalry between standards-setters. A lot of jobs lost, and a lot of profit taken from the spread.

I am not perplexed by the general market's enthusiasm for so-called social media/sharing/AMZN/Cloud economies: Plenty of "users" earn income from producing controversy where none exists.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Mar 30th, 2018 at 12:09:41 AM EST
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< pick teeth, suck vigorously >
backbiting
*An explosive memo detailing Facebook's cutthroat growth mentality was leaked to BuzzFeed and published on Thursday night.

*But some Facebook employees think the real problem is leakers, according to posts leaked to The Verge.

"Right-sizing" story developing ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Mar 30th, 2018 at 04:58:39 PM EST
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