Welcome to your Monday, just like your Friday: The news is still dominated by Facebook, and who am I to spin it otherwise. To the links, Batman:
Google Admits to Inadvertent Data-Collecting (NYT) Just about the worst time you can possibly divert attention from a flailing competitor (Facebook) and onto what was earlier understood to be your own foibles with regard to data collection and use. Dooh.
In Defense of Facebook (Mashable) I’m not weighing in yet on all of this, but I don’t think this defense is rigorous enough – it fails to truly plumb the meaning of “privacy.” It’s not just what data we share. It’s what rights we have to live in public without presumption of oversight or judgement based on that data, and our rights to instrument that data in real time. Far deeper stuff. Saying “if you want privacy, don’t use Facebook” is not a sophisticated argument.
Openbook: See What People On Facebook Share To The World (SEL) Jeez, who predicted something like this would be one of the first things coming out after F8?! Oh yeah. Me.
Facebook and “radical transparency” (a rant) (Danah Boyd) In which Danah refutes the Scobleistic approach to open data on Facebook. Worth a read if you are deep into this issue…
The Local Advertising War Will Be a Clash of the Internet Titans (Mashable) And personal data will be central. And honestly, neither Google nor Facebook have quite got the right approach. There is room for a third player, or more.
50% of Advertising Will Be Digital, Says Google Exec (TNW) Nikesh, head of sales for Google, will be among 30+ execs already signed up for the Web 2 Summit this year.
Facebook Is About To Try To Dominate Display Ads The Way Google Dominates Text Ads (BI) Yes, and no. Yes, in that Facebook is poised to become the next major entrant in web-wide display. No, in that the privacy mess is putting a major, major crimp in the rollout of that ambition.
Google to shut down its Nexus One web store. Going the retail route. (TNW) Well, that didn’t work. I didn’t think it would.
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