Tag Archives: Attention Economy

Democracy & Digital Platforms: A Match Made in Heaven or in Hell?

In the wake of revelations about Facebook’s role in the 2016 U.S. election and use of the platform to inflame social unrest in other countries, there seems to be a growing consensus that the evolution of digital platforms has reached a … Continue reading

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Serving Users (to Advertisers to Benefit Shareholders)

In its early years, a key driver of Facebook’s approach to growth was to “move fast and break things” in pursuit of “domination.” This growth strategy has been reflected in Facebook’s approach to protecting users’ personal data–which may have violated a 2011 FTC consent decree. One … Continue reading

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The Intention Economy: Free Markets Require Free Customers

I’ve just started reading a relatively new book entitled The Intention Economy and written by Doc Searls, a leading Internet thinker and co-author of the 1999 classic, The Cluetrain Manifesto. And though I’ve only read a few chapters so far, I … Continue reading

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