Social media has livestock

I just had to share this quote from Bruce Sterling’s article titled “The Ecuadorian Library or, The Blast Shack After Three Years” - Personal computers can have users, but social media has livestock. This is a nice metaphorical companion to the saying that if you arent paying, you are the product (although I’m not entirely…

PRISM, Data Driven Marketing and Why Transparency Is Essential

Revelations about the American surveillance program called PRISM have been astounding, not so much because we have discovered that the US government has been spying on, well, everyone both within the United States and internationally, but because of the sheer scale of the program. This story initially broke on The Guardian when Glenn Greenwald reported…
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