New blog post by Oklagator:
Smokey Robinson wanted a lifetime of devotion from his girl. Mark Zuckerberg wants the same from you, his product user. Of course, what’s at the root of that desire isn’t the quest for unconditional love like Smokey’s. No, Zuckerberg’s (and his brethren of techno-genius competitors’) focus is strictly profit driven. And, as is often the case in the world of our social media giants, that drive for dollars begets innovations, conveniences, pleasant surprises – tastes of honey, if you will – many wonderful, until, maybe, they aren’t.
Our future social media use is, right now, in the process of being foretold by – our present social media use. Our search engine queries and patterns have been collected for some time. Our habits and preferences, dutifully recorded somewhat more recently. All of that data, when processed, can act as a prognosticator, giving our social network honchos accurate indicators of what we…
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