Tuesday, 7 August 2018

panopticon

Naïvely I thought that the dominant social media platform might reform itself sufficiently to regain my trust and that I might reactivate my account one of these days.
Learning, however, that the company has approached major financial institutions all over the world seeking partnerships just reinforces my feelings that the unprincipled amalgamator that already knows too much is far too beholden to its backers’ demands for indicators of growth over sustainment and quality. I don’t think I’ll be rejoining though in the meantime, I do wonder what my shadow profile has been up to and its purchasing power and credit-worthiness mean to advertisers. Morbid curiosity always gets the better of us.  What do you think? Such comprehensive services may seem normal elsewhere but there comes a point where convenience is no longer a choice but rather something foisted on the public.