"How Facebook Rents Your Data," infographic by USpace News

29 Jan: USpace Exclusive: How Facebook Rents Your Data

Mark Zuckerberg wants to clear something up: Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t “sell” your personal data. I want to clear something up: Mark Zuckerberg owns your data like a hotel room and rents out “Hotel You” by the hour, day or month to anyone in the world for cold hard cash.

Selling the rights to use a property for a period of time actually is a type of sale, but it’s more commonly called ‘renting.’ The property is you and your landlord is Mark Zuckerberg until you walk away.

Political Division Doesn't Violate Social Media Terms of Service

31 Dec: Publishing Our Lives To Death

Social media catches a lot of flack, and rightfully so, but it surprises me that very few people seem to understand what’s wrong with it at a root level. It seems obvious to me. It’s right there in the name. Social media. Social networks have been a fixture of the human experience since the dawn of civilization. A social network is just a collection of people with which we communicate. The problems come from technology companies taking our ordinary social communication, and turning those communications into media. And they did it for the money.