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The Data Cold War

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One of the many things I love about Twitter is its ability to spark ideas via real-time conversations. For example, while live-tweeting during last week’s episode of DM Radio, the topic of which was how to get started with data governance, I tweeted about the data silo challenges and corporate cultural obstacles being discussed.

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Comments (2)
I am a data capitalist in my mind and a data socialist in my heart. Meaning that I strongly believe in sharing, and then capitalizing on that effort. And it does not have to be in monetary terms but of course my mind tells me that it helps.
Posted by Arnt-Erik H | Thursday, September 01 2011 at 3:43AM ET
What Google and Facebook have done has been done in the past. TV and radio are "free" and sponsored by advertisers. With the internet, news and other information are "free' and sponsored by advertising. The Information Management site is "free". On the Internet everything is free and customers are commodities. The "product" is information that is provided by the commodities (a.k.a.) customer. It is the raw material that Google and Facebook consume and turn into a "product".

The problem however is that with dominant players such as Google and Facebook, what is left for others to offer as free content that is subsidized by advertising? You can't "give" away computers or refrigerators. You also can't provide free consulting advice, unless it's sponsored by advertisers!

In this new world what you get for free is advertising! Individuals advertising their personal lives on Facebook and Google regurgitating content to be consumed by an unsuspecting public. It's 1984 but with Facebook and Google as Big Brother! And the doublespeak is created by the public who admire and are enamored by anything that is free.

We don't need socialism. We've already created a network of socialism. We call it a social network.

Posted by Richard O | Sunday, September 04 2011 at 9:40AM ET
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