Big Data, Influencers, Privacy and Other Digital Termites

Image by NEXT Berlin Andrew Keen remains the most constant and prolific critic of digital media advances and their impact on society. His books Digital Vertigo and Cult of the Amateur have made him a bit of a pariah in some circles, and an intellectual hero in others. He was the ideal choice to close xPotomac on February 25, as the conference discussed future technologies. This podcast offers a sneak preview, which is also transcribed below… We got into all sorts of fun things, including big data, influencers, privacy and other digital termites. GL: Well, we’re really excited to have you here in D.C. and I can’t wait to see you. First of all, for people that don’t know you, […]

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Lost in a Digital Nightmare

Image by Misspixels Attention and reputation. That’s what we fight for online, particularly those of us vested in building personal identities and businesses through social media. By doing so we sacrifice more than we possibly imagine. We’re wild animals caught, caged and put on display at the zoo. Every check-in, status update, photo, error, and other digitized personal detail will be housed in a database for mining, extrapolation and exploitation to benefit commercial interests. “I update, therefore I am.”

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