Notes from the Electronic Cottage 12/13/07

Producer/host: Jim Campbell

Ever wonder how social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace that don’t charge for membership manage to make money. Lately, these sites have decided that the currency of the information universe is information, and they have
plenty of that. Unfortunately, the information they have is information about the interests and tastes and purchases of their members, and hawking that brings up some real privacy problems for those members, and a lot of members don’t like it.