Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday August 18, 2015

Facebook Should Pay All of Us

Wouldn't that be funny if a company like Facebook actually paid its users? Or, as the article suggests, let users pay to opt out of tracking? That's obviously not going to happen but it's still food for thought.

While every business has slightly mixed motives, those companies that we pay live and die by how they serve the customer. In contrast, the businesses we are paying with attention or data are conflicted. We are their customers, but we are also their products, ultimately resold to others. We are unlikely to stop loving free stuff. But we always pay in the endآ—and it is worth asking how.