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Keith I MyersKeith I Myers2015-02-03 12:59:57-0500 – Updated: 2015-02-03 12:59:57-0500Hmmm. I will admit that this is an interesting concept. Would you be willing to pay Google for the same services that you currently get for free in exchange for Google giving up their data mining programs?

Andrew Keen argues that the free business model employed by Google and Facebook — in which the use of their services is paid for by users’ personal data — …

Shared with: Public, Keith I Myers+1’d by: Frans S., Inter Net, Sir Amic Varze, Fried-egg-on-head chan, Amazing, AnkhMorpork1, Eyad Shak, Tormented Tantalus, ExterminatorElite, sam mlalazi, maakatea8, Marko Radulovic, Srinath Sundareswaran, Sam Demharter, Gerd, Joseph Morales, Christopher Rios, Joseph CappellinoJoseph Cappellino – 2015-02-03 13:04:17-0500Not sure.  Most of the data mining provides better services.  I’m not sure Google Now would be as useful as it is, were it not for their data mining.Pablo Arista – 2015-02-03 14:07:20-0500Google wouldn’t be where they are today without that data. The guy is ignorant for stating that no one ever had his information before. Unless he doesn’t have a bank or use credit cards, or didn’t shop at grocery stores, pharmacies, etc. Someone always had that data. …difference is that Google was created by computer scientists, so they did more with the data and are blunt about itAlfredo Hernández – 2015-02-03 14:11:18-0500That would be simply a suicide. Novacification – 2015-02-03 16:46:24-0500Yes, I would gladly pay to avoid their data gathering practices.Avery Miller – 2015-02-03 17:01:22-0500Not really- I’m fine with what they’re doing now. Team Speak – 2015-02-03 18:28:50-0500Honestly who cares, most of the data they get makes the service better, why should i care if google sees that i googled the thing i have to research for my next paper or porn or whatever, i don’t have stuff to hide, plus they have billions of entrys everyday it’s not like they are monoriting mei208khonsu – 2015-02-03 22:32:24-0500Nope! One of the factors which makes Google’s service superior is the data they leverage from all their other consumers. You get better search results because Google has a larger pool of user behavior to better predict what you’re looking for. If Google were to charge for their service, another company would offer it for free (Bing or Yahoo for starters). The masses would flock to those services and ultimately settle on one. That service would then have the better analytics for providing search data bringing Google into irrelevance.CircumcisionIsChildAbuse – 2015-02-03 23:19:00-0500+Keith I Myers Do people actually think that google would simply be at access to such massive amount of information and NOT sell it to the highest bidder or whatever government wants it? Thats laughable even if you pay for it. Our ISPs fucking do it why wouldn’t google.Carnutzjoe – 2015-02-04 06:37:01-0500But they would charge you and not really give up data mining. Who would stop them?Pedro Duarte – 2015-02-04 07:07:02-0500No

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