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    ribbonfarm | 1/6/11 | 23 min
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    • bartadamley
      1 month ago

      A consumer is a human being reduced to the sum total of the behaviors that define his various customer-roles in relation to the products and services s/he consumes.

      Thinking further on this line and how it reflects in the software that we use daily in our time online.. starting with the rather easy comparison with a social platform like Facebook. As they build up better ability to predict future behaviors based upon the "psychographics" they have accumulated from our activity on their site.

      When will we have online services that actually free us, instead of trap us?

      Readup is in that direction.

      What does the future of "social media" look like? To get away from this disturbing trend?

      Is it a switch of market incentives that drives us there?