Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Disruptions: Facebook Users Ask, ‘Where’s Our Cut?’

Nick Bilton, February 5, 2012., "Disruptions: Facebook Users Ask, ‘Where’s Our Cut?’" The New York Times Bits Blog.

From the blog: "Jaron Lanier, one of the deepest thinkers on the impacts of technology on society and an “innovator in residence” at the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California, worries about companies like Facebook and Twitter not paying their users while the people lucky enough to work for them become rich from free user-generated content. Mr. Lanier says that as more money flows to those who build these networks, society distorts and divides. Those without the skills needed in this new economy — other than to tweet and post pictures — can fall further behind economically."  Read more