Dan Hinmon, MCSMN Director

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Why We Trade Privacy for Facebook Likes

Posted by @DanHinmon, Nov 19, 2015

Thanks to @westr for pointing us to this article.

Bob says: What is social media doing to us? As both individuals and as a society?? This article, essentially a book review of author Bernard Harcourt, does not address the benefits of social media for professional purposes, but does provide greater awareness of a major pitfall for personal uses. This is something worth keeping in the back of your head (IMO), since the dividing line between professional and personal uses is not always clear-cut.

“We forget our broader freedoms for the sake of small doses of social interaction, which give us pleasure.”

“.. all the formerly coercive surveillance technology is now woven into the very fabric
of our pleasure and fantasies.”


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