The conversation around privacy, free speech, and appropriate policy is in full swing, driven by our economy’s incessant demand for growth, among a few other things. The links:
The Information That Is Needed to Identify You: 33 Bits (WSJ) Fascinating in that “Numbers Can Be Cool” kind of way. And probably important over time. See also Google CEO Schmidt Fuels Critics With Controversial Privacy Remarks (SEL).
Google and Verizon in Talks on Selling Internet Priority (NYT) This is starting to get a bit more concerning than I thought. In another piece I read, Google’s CEO is talking about a pretty politicized (and pretty revised) definition of net neutrality – it’s fine to discriminate between types of packets (IE video vs. text) but it’s not fine to discriminate between the same types. I’m not sure if that is consistent with Google’s position in the past. Hmmm. The blogosphere is typically up in arms, I am not sure anyone has any facts here…yet.
Slide, Vic Gundotra & The Un-Social Reality of Google (GigaOm) Om makes the oft repeated point that Google has no social DNA. He’s right, I think. But I do not agree that the company cannot change. It just has to hire the right people, give them resources, and commit. That is hard, but it can be done.
Schmidt: Google Now Activating 200,000 Android Units A Day (ATD) That’s a lot of phones, a lot more than the iPhone, as I have pointed out in the past. And possibly more than RIM as well.
Old Spice’s agency flexes its bulging stats (AdFreak) A hit all around. Agency “tried to get the presentation taken down” but I smell some chest pounding going on here.
Blog: Just 16% of Brand Tweets Engage Others, Compared to 43% of Consumers’ (eMarketer) We marketers are just learning how to talk like a human.
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