Tag Archives: advertising

Or, if you’re not paying, you’re the product

11 Feb

“If you are a user of a service on the internet that involves you sharing, friending, following, pinning, writing, networking, book-marking, checking-in or dozens of other versions of expressing yourself, managing your identity or building connections with people, you are not only adding value to that service, you are that service. And when I say you are “adding value to that service,” I mean just that, even when I describe it in positive terms (editing an open-sourced encyclopedia of knowledge) or when I describe it in negative terms (hampters in a cage or share-cropping).” - Just because you can make money from something doesn’t mean you should, and other rules of the web | Rex Hammock’s RexBlog.com

‘the average woman updates her relationship status to “Engaged” within two hours of the guy actually proposing’

30 Jan

There is so, so much wrong with this:

And if really want your head to spin, think about this: according to a friend in retailing, the average Facebook woman updates her relationship status to “Engaged” within two hours of the guy actually proposing…so Facebook sells that relationship status information to retailers who have bridal registries.

Source: Is Facebook Killing Google? No, But…

H/T @moorehn and @mickwe