Posting selfies is like working for Facebook

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Published Jul 25, 2015, 7:04 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 10:37 am IST
Uploading a selfie to Facebook, for instance, seems like something we do for fun
Co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg
 Co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg
Washington: In a sudden revelation, many analysts say that the social media websites have engaged the entire world in their business, The Independent said. 
 
Uploading a selfie to Facebook, for instance, seems like something we do for fun. But Facebook, the very company that convinced us that online “sharing” was a natural facet of the human condition, uses that selfie to target ads and boost its profits. The same goes for leaving comments on Web sites, where — through a complicated system of display ads and site metrics and tracking cookies — “user” opinions just lead to more money for corporations.
 
An old Internet truism that warns, “If you’re not paying, you’re the product,” which is almost accurate; it should really warn that, if you’re not paying, you are the product or you’re making it.
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