Published on 3rd June 2006 by
Most people will take Web 2.0 to mean the rise of bloggers.
When the Web 2.0 bubble bursts - when the massive buyouts are done, the millionaires are made and the sites we love today are in the hands of big business - the innovation will grind to a halt, and what's left will be the endless grinding of the marketeering machine.
But hey - at least you'll be closer to your friends. And you'll have free photo hosting, too.
Originally Posted by AJB2K3If you have a personal web address i can get your home address without much effort?
Originally Posted by Da DegoThe question becomes...is this all that bad a thing?
All this marketing and the like...actual companies don't care about the individuals behind all this, we're simply helping them better understand trends. The data collected is not anonymous...but to the companies, it might as well be. They don't care about what one user is doing, they care about how users relate to other users to better understand effective advertising and target audiences. This simply helps them release better products to gain more market share.
So let's look at this for a minute...better products, better and more useful advertising that I might not be so annoyed at, and all for me getting to sign up for a free piece of software that is insanely useful for me. Wait, they're providing me a free product so they can release products that better deserve my money in the future, all whilst annoying me less in the process...
where do we lose, here?
Originally Posted by specofdustWell not really no, marketing companies generally sell peoples details in huge numbers, I very much doubt they'd bother to look up that sort of information, for the ammount of money that'd make it worthwhile asking them and not just getting a very high grade PI to do it.
Domain name: CTHIPPO.COM
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Record expires on 20-Nov-2006.
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