As I said earlier, I'm perfectly OK with +William H. (Bill) Walsh
's stance. Let's get back on topic, please...
-- +Alex Mawdsley
, did I say Facebook is selling phone numbers? I may have alluded to the fact that the company makes money by exploiting personal data generally, including what's known as the "social graph" -- i.e., the relationships between people
There's an explicit
graph -- the Facebook friend relationships -- but there's also an implicit
graph -- who has whom in their phone's Contacts. Facebook is known to use Contacts to offer you suggestions about whom you should add to your friends.
How do you feel about FB using your friends list to help show you more relevant ads, and hence making more money? 2.
How would you feel if you discovered that FB also used your Contacts list in this way?