November 11, 2011

"Social media is digital narcissism"

“Social media is digital narcissism. Technology is changing human behaviour, it’s changing in a way in which we´re using it to promote ourselves. From our photographs to our taste, to what we’re playing on Spotify or Soundcloud. Why are we giving away so much of our information, so much of our intimate information: our reading habits our television habits, our listening habits, our political views? So that Facebook can be valued at 80 billion dollars, even though they’re not paying us for that information?"
- Andrew Keen, Wired 2011