- Aug 12, 2012
- AFL Club
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- Edmonton Oilers
And everyone worships the almighty dollar, continuing to sacrifice ethics and principles at its alter.The current talk from people in the know is:
* Social media and other tech companies sold the world on the upside of everyone being able to talk to everyone.
* What has happened is these companies use this to profile people, creating virtual avatars that they can throw ads at to see if the avatars click.
* Facebook and Twitter have no real desire to curb bad behaviour: bad behaviour is often just a person's true, unfiltered opinion or attitude. This is gold for a data-mining company. No more hiding what you really like. People tell everyone everything and open themselves up to advertising that REALLY appeals to them.
* The casualty is human connection, which relies on filtering. I KNOW my cousin in Buttville hates Muslims. But I block it out to maintain cordial relations. If I have access to his daily thoughts on the topic then I can't block it out and I either ignore it and be seen to accept it, or I respond and - TA DA! - my unfiltered views are now in Facebook's database.