Dirk Dot Net

Creator of useful things. Based in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.

Pay with your Privacy

NYT:

The company’s [Facebook's] flubs in this area [privacy] reveal a fundamental tension in the way sophisticated ad-supported sites work. Consumers’ time and information are effectively the price they pay for free Web services. Facebook allows its users to keep up with far-flung friends and family, for instance, in exchange for that information.