Facebook’s business model The desire for privacy is strong; vanity is stronger. Promulgate:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Vanity is strong; desire for a context for one’s Self is stronger.
Vanity of vanities, saith the Web, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
What profit hath a user of all his labour which he taketh under the sun unless he be a zuckerberg?
One social media blather pit passeth away, and another social media blather pit cometh: but the trolls and the spam abideth for ever.
Maybe Facebook is just an elaborate version of X-Factor with 800m contestants!
I fear your epigram is already outdated, unless you see the desire for humans to store their memories as a form of vanity. Facebook’s new features feature a dramatically improved way to capture your ‘timeline.’ I’m deeply worried about the increasing strategic seductions, like Facebook’s ‘improvements’ to surrender your experiences, your life, yourself to parties that don’t have you but advertisers as their profitpropellers. Imagine your memories retroactively littered with ‘relevant’ sponsors. It reminds me of the title of Philip K. Dick’s story: WE CAN REMEMBER IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE.