"Social networks exist to sell you crap. The icky feeling you get when your friend starts to talk to you about Amway, or when you spot someone passing out business cards at a birthday party, is the entire driving force behind a site like Facebook."
We have a name for the kind of person who collects a detailed, permanent dossier on everyone they interact with, with the intent of using it to manipulate others for personal advantage - we call that person a sociopath.”
"The hard part about Facebook is managing it. They process incredible amounts of data, and the only way to pay for that is to turn the users into the product, which is a big part of this excellent article's main complaint."
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