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5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 2, 2012, 15:53 Flatline
 
TheEmissary wrote on Mar 2, 2012, 15:05:
This is pretty much why I have avoided Twitter,facebook, and other social networks like the plague. It has been obvious with Twitter/Facebook/Google+ branding on every type of media and advertisements that they were going to sell the data they house.

The question remains is will they provide an opt-out or purge feature for tweets older than 2 years. This data market needs to also respect privacy settings and filters. This could get very messy if employers and other people can get unfiltered access to peoples tweets/posts after two years. The user ultimately needs to decide to allow/disallow this type of 3rd party data transfer.

Considering that memes and internet trends rise, flourish, and die into obscurity within a month or two, I have to seriously question what the use of two years of twitter really are worth to advertising or even data mining.

Twitter has magpie attention spans that put ADD sufferers to shame. Wanting to know what happened 2 years ago in twitter for advertising purposes is like paying to find out Dutch purchasing habits six months before Tulipmania for an advertising campaign.
 
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4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 2, 2012, 15:05 TheEmissary
 
This is pretty much why I have avoided Twitter,facebook, and other social networks like the plague. It has been obvious with Twitter/Facebook/Google+ branding on every type of media and advertisements that they were going to sell the data they house.

The question remains is will they provide an opt-out or purge feature for tweets older than 2 years. This data market needs to also respect privacy settings and filters. This could get very messy if employers and other people can get unfiltered access to peoples tweets/posts after two years. The user ultimately needs to decide to allow/disallow this type of 3rd party data transfer.

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3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 2, 2012, 13:19 Cutter
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 2, 2012, 11:25:
Any service where you don't pay for a product, is a service that sells YOU as a product.

Only if you don't know how to get around it or care. And if people don't care that's their damage.
 
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2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 2, 2012, 12:46 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 2, 2012, 11:25:
Any service where you don't pay for a product, is a service that sells YOU as a product.

Yup.
My friend is about to go up for first round funding for a website that will offer ways for shoppers to find deals. The service is free. What's the product? Selling shopper habits to retail chains.
 
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1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 2, 2012, 11:25 eRe4s3r
 
Any service where you don't pay for a product, is a service that sells YOU as a product.  
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