Anything for a quiet life?
Today’s technology thinks otherwise and a much beloved word that has come to the fore is “Disruption” to explain what is happening, the change from incremental improvements to radical changes which can and do disrupt established ways, be it in products or markets or in our way of life.
Back in March Facebook said that about 1.65 billion people used the site every month, not bad when you consider that the total number of people using the internet globally is around 3.17 billion.
With such an audience Facebook plans to collect information about all internet users through their ‘Like’ buttons and other pieces of code present on web pages across the internet. That will enable them to target ads to not just Facebook users but also to non-Facebook users.
In past posts I have touched on the use of data, personal and otherwise, by the conglomerates which collect all they can, not so much for spying on us, we leave that to NSA and government authorized departments, but for the purpose, it is claimed, of providing a better service to you. So the more they get to know about us all who use internet for any reason, be it communication, shopping, reading, listening to music, viewing movies or videos, the more all this data become an important resource for yet more purposes.
One of the dangerous ones is
Just as our horizons for computers and tablets have been stretched during the past year with the changing technology trends, you can expect to see changes for Social Media.
The implications for our members interested in easy ways to keeping the finger on the pulse is
a member of Facebook or Twitter, that is the question.
Social Media is much more than fashion phenomena in our time. You may remember that Twitter in particular was an essential part of the Arab spring, and has been so in other social and political developments in these past few years.
Facebook has got millions of users around the world, a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed. The new media is used in unbelievably