Asking about data ownership is the right direction, but the question shouldn’t by why the users don’t get money in return, but rather why can’t they view or control all of their data.
We should not be demanding to get paid, just because Facebook makes money off our data, but instead, we should be demanding full visibility into our data. What they have, when it was collected, and who it was shared with.
I think this is the right way to look at this.
Author: Khürt Williams
Gen X-er near Princeton University in Montgomery Township, New Jersey, with a passion for aquariums, terrariums, technology, and photography. I love hiking in the woods, and my eclectic musical tastes span soca, Afrobeat, calypso, 1990s rap, grunge rock, and alternative genres. View all posts by Khürt Williams