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How Facebook Envisions the Future of Our eLives And Why It's Not a Good Idea (plus.google.com)
7 points by xpressyoo on Sept 24, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments



I think we should just add this to the pile of "why the advertising supported model is one of the more dangerous systems in technology".


You can't get something for nothing, eventually we'll have to pay some price for these services and we're finally beginning to realize what that is.


the act of collecting information is not inherently bad. What is, though is the fact that no one knows exactly how companies treat your information now or in the future. Data collection has moved into a wild West phase. It is outpacing governmental regulation by leaps and bounds. What's even more harmful is the fact that most people do not know what they're giving up. The same information that a governmental agency would need a warrant to acquire the same information that people give up to social networks or other websites in general without a second thought.


Nothing is "inherently" bad. Badness is a human construct, a value judgement, and nobody is talking about a future where it is required to instantly forget everything learned.

The same information that a governmental agency would need a warrant to acquire the same information that people give up to social networks or other websites in general without a second thought

And FB is a single-source for that warrant who likely has more informal processes for satisfying some requests without warrants. This is why the Carlyle Group (CIA) invested in Friendster (and probably FB too).




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