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Monday—The App Corner: Whisper on iTunes

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A SOCIAL NETWORK WITH A CONSCIENCE...IT'S ABOUT TIME

My biggest issue with facebook is that as a social platform it gives users a false sense of privacy and autonomy, as if you are speaking to a select group of contacts, and you have control over how your personal information is distributed.  When in fact, everything that goes on facebook is being crunched by very sophisticated algorithms and turned into pure marketing data, then sold to advertisers.

Facebook thrives on identity.  As an identity-based social network, facebook knows your real name, how old you are, what you do for a living, how you spend your personal time, your relationship status, how many kids you have, how old they are, and how educated you are.  Facebook knows all of this because every person who has an account voluntarily shares this information.  It doesn't matter how many privacy controls you have in place.  Once the information is fed to facebook, it gets regurg…