Say Goodbye To The Information Age: It’s All About Reputation Now (Fast Company)

… paradoxical … that the vastly increased access to information and knowledge we have today does not empower us or make us more cognitively autonomous. Rather, it renders us more dependent on other people’s judgments and evaluations of the information with which we are faced.

Hat tip to kOoLiNuS.

I think we are all making to much of this. To my knowledge, Facebook has not violated any laws in the USA. We (the collective we) agreed to operate on their terms. And we've done it for many years. It seems many are no longer happy with the arrangement. Perhaps it's time we negotiated a new agreement.

But there is definitely some benefit to the collection and use of social interaction and personal data for limited purposes. Let's enable those.