"As the techlash continues to rage against tech and social media
companies, one of the more common criticisms has been how sites track
users in order to feed them advertising. Now, I won't pretend to believe
that these concerns are entirely unfounded. There is something creepy
about all of this. That perception is also not helped by the opaque
manner in which sites operate, nor the manner in which these sites often
barely inform users of the tracking that is in place. Through it all,
those that have the worst opinions of the internet and tech companies
often couch their concerns in hand-wringing over how these sites handle
Except that, as per usual, younger users are way ahead of the adults.
Rather than waiting to rely on some half-brained "for the children!"
legislation, at least some youth are instead making a sport out of
beating social media sites at their own game."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics