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A bite of Me by Federico Zannier I spend hours every day surfing the internet. Meanwhile, companies like Facebook and Google have been using my online information (the websites I visit, the friends I have, the videos I watch) for their own benefit. In 2012, advertising revenue in the United States was around $30 billion. That same year, I made exactly $0 from my own data. But what if I tracked everything myself? UserTesting What do I need to get started? A PC or Mac, an internet connection, and a microphone. You’ll need an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet If you’d like to take Mobile tests Ability to download our testing software You must be at least 18 years old Ability to speak your thoughts aloud in English How much money can I make? While UserTesting is a great way to earn a few extra dollars on the side, it won’t make you rich.
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Who owns your social graph — you or Facebook? Facebook’s control over the information in your social graph is in the news again. The company recently blocked a Google Chrome extension that scraped your contact info so that you could export it somewhere else, such as into Google’s new Google+ social network. The move has reignited debate over who exactly owns the information about your social graph — is it yours, or is it Facebook’s? Should you have the right to copy or move those email addresses wherever you want to, or is Facebook right to prevent you from doing so?
Attention Profiling Mark-up Language APML (Attention Profiling Mark-up Language) is an XML-based format for expressing a person's interests and dislikes. Overview APML allows people to share their own personal attention profile in much the same way that OPML allows the exchange of reading lists between news readers. Your data is your interface By Jarno Mikael Koponen On April 17, 2013 We all view the world differently and on our own terms. Each of us use different words to describe the same book, movie, favorite food, person, work of art, or news article. We express our uniqueness by reviewing, tagging, commenting, liking, and rating things online.
The Value of Our Digital Identity Increasingly, we are living double lives. There is our physical, everyday existence. And there is our digital identity, the sum of all the digitally available information about us. As this information grows in volume and variety, the picture of us that it creates is becoming surprisingly complete.