On social media, data, and privacy

Why Do We Hate Facebook?

The above is a good food for thought piece on how social media may alter our behavior and some of the implications of our changing relationship with data:

Being too enthusiastic about Facebook is just not done in polite, techno-literate society…Right in the heart of Facebook’s user base, though, the concern about the service is far more complex, revealing, and interesting. The low-level hum of discontent, revealed in the recent hysteria over messages is due to our evolving relationship with data. It is a relationship most of us don’t really understand, but it gives us a general sense of foreboding.

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