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Data is the new Oil: 3 illustrations - which one do you think is best? The theme was coined by Clive Humby at AMA 2006, but I use it a lot in my talks and presentations, see the links here

The b/w piece was done by Sedat Oezgen, the green & cloud piece is by Gerry Alpern, and the people/cloud background was licensed from sevensheaven

Invasion of the Data Snatchers - NYTimes.com *good read

When it comes to privacy, we are all hypocrites. We howl when a newspaper publishes public records about personal behavior. At the same time, we are acquiescing in a much more sweeping erosion of our privacy — government surveillance, corporate data-mining, political microtargeting, hacker invasions — with no comparable outpouring of protest. As a society we have no coherent view of what information is worth defending and how to defend it.

Invasion of the Data Snatchers - NYTimes.com *good read

When it comes to privacy, we are all hypocrites. We howl when a newspaper publishes public records about personal behavior. At the same time, we are acquiescing in a much more sweeping erosion of our privacy — government surveillance, corporate data-mining, political microtargeting, hacker invasions — with no comparable outpouring of protest. As a society we have no coherent view of what information is worth defending and how to defend it.

Q&A with Don Tapscott, author, speaker and adviser on media, technology and innovation | JWT Intelligence

Most people don’t value living publicly—they value the social networks that are increasingly important to day-to-day life. In testimony before a congressional committee, Justin Brookman from the Center for Democracy & Technology outlined the dilemma that citizens confront when they want to participate fully in society yet not live under constant surveillance. He likens the decision to opt out of being part of the data collection as analogous to opting out of electricity 30 years ago. If a person disconnected from the services that collect personal and sensitive data, it would be tantamount to disconnecting from society.

Think about it for a minute: Google knows our deepest secrets because we search with INTENTION - and in realtime, and often even in real-place (i.e. when using mobile devices) - for the things that matter to us - whether it is an upcoming trip or a disease that we are suffering from, or vexing problem we may have. Google knows all that stuff, and keeps it in their records (unless we take steps to delete it all… allegedly). Facebook, on the other hand, just knows what we SAY, what we share, what we purport to LIKE. That’s also quite deep but… there is a big difference. Your thoughs? Browse my Privacy to Publicy links to read more (via MediaFuturist: Facebook knows what we SAY but Google knows what we THINK - where does this leave us?)

Think about it for a minute: Google knows our deepest secrets because we search with INTENTION - and in realtime, and often even in real-place (i.e. when using mobile devices) - for the things that matter to us - whether it is an upcoming trip or a disease that we are suffering from, or vexing problem we may have. Google knows all that stuff, and keeps it in their records (unless we take steps to delete it all… allegedly). Facebook, on the other hand, just knows what we SAY, what we share, what we purport to LIKE. That’s also quite deep but… there is a big difference. Your thoughs? Browse my Privacy to Publicy links to read more (via MediaFuturist: Facebook knows what we SAY but Google knows what we THINK - where does this leave us?)

Why Google, Not Facebook, Knows Your Darkest Secrets

"Google is no longer organizing the world’s public information; that’s doing an increasingly fine job of organizing itself. Google is keeping the world’s secrets"

Good piece — made me think
Is this a Faustian bargain ??

Please join me for this debate - should be great fun. Andrew Keen - often called the Anti-Christ of Silicon Valley - is a long-time colleague of mine and even though we don’t agree on a lot of things he puts forth about in his 2 most recent books (The Cult of the Amateur, and the newest Digital Vertigo) I respect his work a lot - don’t miss this; sparks are sure to fly. Attendance is limited to 100 people so sign up early (and be sure to log-in at least 20 mins before showtime:)