Tuesday, April 27, 2010

i'm watching you

People on the Hill seem to be up in arms about Facebook's new Open Graph platform which allows sites to connect to Facebook and gain information about customers. Many sites using this are ones that Facebook users are already using (Yelp and Pandora to name a couple) and want personalized. Also, most users of Facebook are aware that they are able to spend literally hours a day being entertained for free and in return, they'll likely have to give up some privacy. Ask most young professionals today if they would rather have increased privacy with no information handed out to companies if they paid for Facebook or free access to the site and have information sent with the 'Like' button and I strongly believe that many will choose the latter. There's always a price you pay for what you get. In the world of the wide web--- it's privacy.

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