If It’s Free and You Don’t Know What The Product Is…
Consumed => “Will Digital Networks Ruin Us?” By Joe Nocera on NY Times.
If it’s free and you don’t know what the product is then plain and simple you are that product.
Free isn’t free is someone is “stealing” your privacy and pimping out your personality, eh?
That aside, this isn’t much of a surprise, is it? Most systems are like grabbing a balloon. You might be able to wrap your hands tightly around one end but then something naturally pops out somewhere else. There’s no free lunch. No magic bullet. Everything has a price / cost—it might not just obvious until you can’t miss it.