(image) Well, it’s happening. The cultural dialog I’ve been predicting for years is finally “heating up” – and it’s about time. We’ve got a lot to talk about over the coming years, and a lot to sort through. So let’s get to this past weekend’s links, where this dialog dominated the headlines.
Facebook executive takes heat in hearing on privacy (LAT) Rockefeller (the Senator) says Zuckerberg has no social values. I wonder what Zuck’s great-grandchildren, who may well decide to become politicians, will say about whoever starts a world changing company 100 years from now. What comes around…
Wall Street Journal Reporter Takes Heat Over Tone Of Privacy Series (PC) It’s the first in what will be a far more nuanced discussion in coming years.
It’s Not About Cookies: Privacy Debate Happening At Wrong Level (SEL) True enough. This article argues the point is that our browsing and site visitaiton habits should not be used to impact, say, our insurance rates. But I think folks are also missing this point: That our personal data can be valuable to *us*, and not just to *them* – where them = marketers and large platform companies.
Big Content rips into Google, the “corporate imperialist” (Ars) This is also about privacy, at least, it’s about privacy legislation. Seems Eric Schmidt likes to step in it, I sense he’s doing it on purpose.
Stephen Colbert Thinks Facebook Brand Tags Are Creepy (Mashable) Funny send up of a new product tagging feature.
Internet and telco TV eat away at cable TV market share (BGR) No wonder cable companies are selling broadband as fast as they can.
How LinkedIn is Riding a Wave of Big Data All the Way to the Bank (RWW) LinkedIn is a trove of data not just about people, but how people are making their money and what industries they are working in and how they connect to each other. I do have to say, however, that it’ll be damn hard to grow into that valuation.
The Human Algorithm (Storyful) Thoughtful post on the role of journalists as curators and verifiers.
By The Numbers: How Facebook Says Likes & Social Plugins Help Websites (SEL) A view into how traffic is increased by using Facebook.
Marketers, Quit Blaming Your Agency — It’s Your Brief at Fault (AdAge) Casey is a good egg, will be debuting this new platform at CM Summit in NY in two weeks. I am on his advisory board.
FM’s program of the day is the The BING Rewards Brand Spotlight Campaign. It’s all over the Independent Web, example at Inhabitat here.
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