The Risks of Posting in Social Networks

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  1. Today’s social networks know what our and our friends’ interests, intentions and consumption behaviors are; know how to recognize patterns in our behaviors and contextualize them against our friends, others like us, or the world; know how to track and federate our identity across the web and across the world; know how to serve us status updates, news, entertainment and ads that we are most likely to consume; even know how to manipulate our behavior by tapping into our gameplaying instincts with challenges, points, levels and badges. Today’s social networks seem omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent; it’s almost shocking that a Facebook-Google-LinkedIn-Twitter hybrid hasn’t already evolved into a dystopian version of singularity, subjugated nation states, and enslaved all humanity. It seems easy to imagine then how things might become worse from here, more difficult to imagine how things might become better.

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