Internet Algorithmic Customization.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:30 AM
I'm sure a few of you know about this, but this is still a pretty awesome speech at TED.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:42 PM
Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:30 PM
Google and Facebook control almost all of it right now. Something like 70% of all ads viewed online are Google ads and 16% are Facebook. Everyone else fights for the remaining 14%.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:16 PM
It's not an inherently bad thing but there's some deeper physiological overtones to it. People always tend to revert to their little bubbles no matter how much more is available to them. Google and Facebook just want to give you what you want, but people in general rarely know what they 'really' want.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:23 PM
it's marginalization and consolidation of information which will lead to significantly less demand for important information.
google and facebook aren't innocent in this either... they don't "just want to give you what you want." they want to streamline your consumption to the point where everything becomes that last 5 feet before the cashier in a store.
"ooh, maybe i should buy that!, ooh i've been meaning to pick one of those up. ooh, you know who would love that?"
not my internet plz.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:32 PM
Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:37 PM
should i have to surf through fuging proxies to retain any semblance of anonymity on the net?
I'm not saying that google is going to destroy us all or anything but convenience makes people stupid. Now, people want that and i understand... i don't. that's apparently too fuging bad.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:07 PM
they don't give a shiat about you because the infrastructure is set up now that there are few viable alternatives.
Yeah that's the caveat, was thinking it while typing.
There was never any anonymity on the internet, some things have just become easier.
I totally understand what you're saying and mostly agree, just arguing the other side. The speaker in the OP kind of pointed out the solution - transparency and accountability. The masses can be idiots as long as there's some non-idiots speaking out. User or product, doesn't matter, they still want to keep you.
Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:13 PM
Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:19 PM
haven't hit it on my metal station... YET.
Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:39 PM
Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:25 PM
kinda reminds me of Minority Report where Cruise is walking thru a mall and the ads pop up nearby and call him by name and talk about HIS interests.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:41 AM