Beacon and tracking regimes like it violate the unwritten soc-site covenant: They don't care who you think you are or who you'd like other people to think you are. They barely glance at your meticulously managed profile — Chabon on the nightstand, Beirut on the iPod, gut carefully sucked in. Instead, they tail you, dissecting you site by site, purchase by purchase: the gorilla mask, the bucket of chicken, the webcam, the subscription to Mature Biracial Pony, the edible sweatpants.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Who Do You Think You Are?
This piece from the last issue of Wired is pretty amusing. Scott Brown explains How Facebook Exposed Us All As Freaks: