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Facebook’s veto over what friends get to tell us

David Weinberger has a great op-ed on CNN.com titled “When is Facebook NOT messing with your head?” on the recent “psychological experiment” controversy. My feelings are exactly the same that he expresses: So, I’m upset about Facebook’s cavalier toying with our emotions, but I’m far more disturbed about what Facebook and other such sites do…

Facebook: With 100% of potential customers, is total user sell-out next?

From Facebook’s most recent earnings statement: Monthly active users (MAUs) were 1.23 billion as of December¬†31, 2013, an increase of 16% year over year. There are only 7.1 billion people on the planet. Some are babies, some are in jail, some illiterate, and some are Amish, and the like. Facebook’s customer reach is close to…

Doc on Freedom vs. Tracking

As usual, he nails it: I am a customer. I am not data. I do not wish to yield personal data, even if anonymized, to anybody other than those with whom I have a fully consenting, non-coercive and respectful relationship. I do not wish to receive offers as a matter of course, even if machines…