“When people use a service for free, they are de facto lab rats for market researchers.” This is one of the responses to the Facebook social experimentation revelations that makes more sense than much of the hyperbolic ones that are saturating all forms of media at the moment.
Eric Schmidt, Steve Ballmer and Chris Hughes were among the "Mastermind" speakers at Gartner Symposium. Here are the highlights from their jam-packed Q&A sessions:
Chris Hughes: "Facebook was very much a social project"
You're not a coder, you're not a technologist. What appealed to you about
As of Wednesday Facebook begun rolling out hashtags to selected users (with all users getting the feature within the next couple of weeks). We wanted to try and get behind the curtains and talk about what this feature means for the users and for Facebook’s business model. So we sat down with two