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The easiest way to understand this situation is by watching that video, showing what is the bad effect on users when Google purchase Google. Domination of Google in web search is quite a problem, and is it true that “We know where you are, we know what you like”?? They know?
“Google’s acquisition of ITA would give it dominant control of online travel search, which would lead to less choice and higher prices for consumers.” Steve Pociask Bloomberg
When TechCrunch post about that, in that site, reads: “Got in and all i could think about was zuckerberg!!! This’ for you Mark!”. After that, it reads “OK. Its not that big a deal! 😛 “
First Facebook’s page in February 2004, opened to connect peoples around the college, at the Harvard. But, now it connects peoples around the world.
This is an introduction from Arnold Roosendall. You can download yourself the PDF from this site.
Numerous websites have implemented the Facebook Like button to let Facebook members share their interests, therewith promoting websites or news items. It is, thus, an important business tool for content providers. However, this article shows that the tool is also used to place cookies on the user’s computer, regardless whether a user actually uses the button when visiting a website. As an alternative business model this allows Facebook to track and trace users and to process their data. It appears that non-Facebook members can also be traced via the Like button.
This means that Facebook’s tentacles reach far beyond their own platform and members. Due to the extensive web coverage with Like buttons, Facebook has a potential connection with all web users. Web activity can be linked to individual accounts or a separate data set can be created for individuals who are not (yet) a Facebook member. The hidden collection of data on browsing behavior and the creation of individual data sets has implications for the privacy of individuals. This article discusses privacy issues arising from third party cookie use and connectivity of web activity and devices, using the technical process behind the Facebook Like button as an example.
Download the PDF and read the rest of the document. The rest of the document is about Facebook like button, cookies recognition and identification (for user and non-Facebook user), and privacy implications.
Facebook had made their social network map, showing how their Facebook user, connected to each other. And theres also the map for Twitter. Above, which is not looks like the users’s map, but here is some more example about the userd map, showing how the Twitter connect peoples. The pictures are copyright. Check the pictures here.
Of course you can make money from Twitter. How? Just register to Ad.ly. As simple as that. Ad.ly will allow you to monetize your tweets. John Chow had made thousands of dollar, just by 1 or 2 minutes tweets. I say I spent a grand total of 20 minutes writing the tweets that made me $2,600. That works out to $7,800 an hour! Even if you only make $5 a tweet, you can create a rate of $300 an hour for a one minute tweet.
If you check the Ad.ly site, at the last of the list, you will see a lot of ‘celebrities’ even with only 1 follower. And I am quite sure, that from the 5,000 celebrities, thousands of them have less than one hundreds of followers. And there will be a massive ‘following’ activities, hoping for ‘follow back’. This surely will make Twitter less suitable for social network.
But, I didn’t against the making money from Twitter, in fact I am thinking to join the Ad.ly, no matter how many follower I have. If you read the comment from here, John Chow said that 2 of his followers said that they ‘unfollowed’ him because he join the Ad.ly, and I think it is just not right.