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From Pixels to Pavement

November 13, 2015

By Susannah Shouweiler


(excerpted)

Who owns and operates the “free” social media platform your community uses for its gatherings? How is work and personal information you upload to your individual profile in a “community” database used by the website hosting it? Who moderates your conversations? Who created the algorithm that determines what is gleaned for the information feed you see from those you “follow”? And to what end is that data being shaped? If your community is using a commercially-owned, proprietary platform to conduct its conversations, who pays for it? Specifically, what (or who) is being sold in the process? (more)

Sourced through Scoop.it from: blogs.walkerart.org

This really struck a chord with me. Very much worth a full read.

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