by Steve Anderson
The Largest Minority
Published Tuesday, December 4th, 2007, 12:27 pm
This is a truly crucial time for the Internet, the most powerful and interactive medium humans have ever seen. New commercial incursions by big online media conglomerates, including the widely disdained “Facebook Beacon,” make explicit what new media giants have been doing quietly for some time; searching for new and evermore invasive ways to sell our attention, clicks, and private information to advertisers and marketers.
The message is clear; new media giants cannot be trusted.
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This is a truly crucial time for the Internet, the most powerful and interactive medium humans have ever seen. Recent actions by Facebook to monitor activity on the web and share our private information with our personal contacts and marketers, tells us quite clearly that the new media giants cannot be trusted.