This right here is why we won't have a society 20 years from now. Smart people have become comfortable and no longer care about or understand long term consequences.But, anyhow, I happily cede my privacy in exchange for the services I get. They even pay me for the ads on my website. They also provide analytics, but those actually suck. They are not so good at that job. I'd think they'd be better at it, but they are not.
I'm pretty sure the sky isn't falling.
I'll bet you $100 that we're just fine in 20 years.
Not me man no way do I find online ads appreciative even if they are stuff that I have interest in sponsored unwanted ads are just annoying.Oh, absolutely. I knowingly (and willingly) cede my privacy to Google. In exchange, I get services that I appreciate, from ads to personalized search results.
Well you just mentioned 90% of the people I know none of them ever go in to settings unless it's on a social media website.I only see it as a problem when people aren't aware of what they're giving up. Then, well, it's on them to understand.
Alexa's another worthless backstabbing nosy piece of software imo and I'm being nice so as not to break any of the proper language rules of linux.org forum.Amusingly, I have someone that I know who will read all those terms of service and refuses to join things because she values her privacy.
Standing proud in her kitchen is an Alexa and her home security system is a web-based service.
They are good at doing the job they were designed for collecting user data and the rest well attracting flies like uncovered food on a picnic table.But, anyhow, I happily cede my privacy in exchange for the services I get. They even pay me for the ads on my website. They also provide analytics, but those actually suck. They are not so good at that job. I'd think they'd be better at it, but they are not.
I would bet you money world war three happens in the next 2 years, but I don't want to put money on such a dark outcome.
Not me man no way do I find online ads appreciative even if they are stuff that I have interest in sponsored unwanted ads are just annoying.
Well you just mentioned 90% of the people I know none of them ever go in to settings unless it's on a social media website.
I think you want to believe and you have convince yourself that ceding privacy to Google it's an OK thing to do, and that's because you are partners with Google. I believe Google pays too little for what they ask, and In fact they don't ask, they just take. I understand that you like the services of Google especially as a partner and you are not gonna change your mind, but for the rest of us who we are not interested for partnership with them, Google is a data-hungry monsterAs much as I'd love to have this conversation, we're definitely stepping into political discussion at this point. You can always email me to rant and rave. I ain't scared.
I will say that I'm 65. For my entire life, people have been predicting doom. So far, life is actually pretty good for many people. I'm kind of convinced that people like to be paranoid and scared of an unknown future. Me? I'm an optimist. (I think that avoids politics.) We can revisit this in a couple of years via email or whatnot. I'd love to offer a rebuttal, but it'd be either violating the rules or REALLY close to violating the rules. (I am not above them.)
Meh... Ads incentivize a great deal of content and pay for a great deal of content. It's just a reality of the web as it is today. Ads have existed on the web since long before it was a world-wide thing. For many sites, it's their only source of income.
I have ads on my site but they don't pay well. I'm okay with that. I'd pay the expenses even without the ads, but it's nice having some of the expenses covered. I unblock (and even click) ads on sites that I appreciate and regularly use. I figure it's the right thing (for me) to do. I also donate. Sadly, that's a rarity. I've had a few donations, which is nice. I know of sites larger than mine (and probably better written than mine) that don't get any donations at all.
I don't mind compensating someone for their time. Clicking interesting ads (and being a consumer of those products) is one way to do so.
I willingly and knowingly cede some privacy in exchange for services. I'm okay with that bargain.
Most folks are oblivious. They don't know, they don't care, and they don't learn.
It's sort of like how I'm perfectly fine with someone using Windows - but I think they should make an informed decision rather than just accepting the default. Linux would work just fine for a huge percentage of people.
I have no idea how to make people interested. As mentioned, I knowingly cede privacy and I am okay with that for me. Also, Google sends tens of thousands of visitors to my site. They'd probably do about the same, but I use their tools to optimize this. So, stuff like that is truly useful for me. (Note the repeated 'for me' types of statements. I'm find with you doing whatever works for you.)
As for the rest, we're pretty much in agreement. I see no benefits (for me) in having an Alexa in my house. I don't even like one in her house!
That would require most computer users regardless of OS to learn a bit and learning requires thinking.It's sort of like how I'm perfectly fine with someone using Windows - but I think they should make an informed decision rather than just accepting the default. Linux would work just fine for a huge percentage of people.
Google is a data-hungry monster
That would require most computer users regardless of OS to learn a bit and learning requires thinking.