Okay, time to make it a privacy hat-trick and draw your attention to a new report on Facebook and privacy compiled by PeopleBrowsr and Brian Solis. The report makes it clear that privacy enforced on social media networks, such as Facebook, will not add to the collective consciousness and the value of human connection, it will in fact hold it back.
“On April 21st 2010 as the world watched, Facebook introduced us to its Open Graph at its F8 developer event in San Francisco. The announcement was met with cheers and jeers, what was clear, Facebook and its leader Mark Zuckerberg, above left, were leading us into a new, more public and open Web and way of life. We were moving beyond the point of no return.
“Open Graph is nothing short of a game changer, serving as a new platform that turns the 500 million user strong social network into a personalization engine and a fledging contextual network that connects relevant information, content and people. Now with the universality of ‘Likes’ inside Facebook and around the Web, your Facebook persona and social graph becomes portable. The price? Your privacy is traded for openness. The benefits? A living searchable Web that’s personalized to you and your contacts and those topics that interest you.”