mandag, juni 05, 2006

Web 2.0 er Big Brother?

Will Harris på Bit-Tech.net har et spændende blogindlæg om Web 2.0, og hvorfor det potentielt er skadeligt for din mulighed for at være uovervåget på nettet.

Når Myspace kan sælges til Fox for en halv milliard dollars, uden at have nogen som helst form for business-model så er det på af data, og mulighed for data-mining.

"The one thing the Web 2.0 sites have in common is that they are furiously mining information about you and your buddies. What you like. What you like that your buddies like. Digg knows what stories you've submitted, what demographic you're in, how other people in your demographic react to what you post. MySpace can break its users down by almost any statistic imaginable, then mine that data for more information about what it is you're doing and sharing online, and how that relates to your friends in the same (or different) demographics."

Efterhånden som flere og flere social websites bliver solgt til store firmaer som Fox og Yahoo! overleverer de os som privatpersoner og alle vores data til at blive brugt i andre sammenhænge:

"When the Web 2.0 bubble bursts - when the massive buyouts are done, the millionaires are made and the sites we love today are in the hands of big business - the innovation will grind to a halt, and what's left will be the endless grinding of the marketeering machine.

But hey - at least you'll be closer to your friends. And you'll have free photo hosting, too."

- Jens Poder


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