Big Data , Legacy , Social technologies , SoLoMo aka Social Media

Read this: Larry Lessig on Facebook, Apple, and the Future of “Code” via John Battelle

Made me think twice about the upcoming Facebook IPO

Larry Lessig on Facebook, Apple, and the Future of “Code” | John Battelle's Search Blog

Hundreds of millions from across the world live “in” Facebook. It more directly (regulating behavior) than any government structures and regulates their lives while there. There are of course limits to what Facebook can do. But the limits depend upon what users see. And Facebook has not yet committed itself to the kind of transparency that should give people confidence. Nor has it tied itself to the earlier and enabling values of the internet, whether open source or free culture.

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