The Circle

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Just started, its about global companies, social media and privacy, it seems a great reading. Excerpt from the NYT:

The outpouring of ideas is central to The Circle, as it is in part a novel of ideas. What sort of ideas? Ideas about the social construction and deconstruction of privacy, and about the increasing corporate ownership of privacy, and about the effects such ownership may have on the nature of Western democracy. Dissemination of information is power, as the old yellow-journalism newspaper proprietors knew so well. What is withheld can be as potent as what is disclosed, and who can lie publicly and get away with it is determined by gatekeepers: thus, in the Internet age, code-owners have the keys to the kingdom.

LinkedOut

Funny enough, I’ve changed yesterday current company with the acquiring company name on my LinkedIn profile and my inbox got flowed by tens of messages of congratulations for “my ability to grow my career” or for “the great success in my life”. I opted out now and changes to my profile will no longer be visible to readers, but I wonder if this will stop LinkedIn sending out emails with ‘my’ news. This is just idiot.