I voted 'Maybe'. Creating content on Facebook... so does this refer to creating a popular group or fan page that more or less attracts 'quality' content? Or writing up an article or thoughtful post that gets lots of re-posts, with referral tracking attached to the original post? I'd be interested in seeing the full options and pay structure if Facebook tried it out.
The idea of transferring data is a great one. That would allow users to vote with their posts for or against a site. It would eliminate the detritus that possibly makes it appear that Facebook and other sites have more active members than they really do.
The debate about ownership of data is very well advanced in Europe where, if the framework proposal on privacy passes unchanged, users of Facebook (or other platforms) will be entitled to simply take their posts, photos, videos and other content and transfer it to another site - at will.
Actually I wouldn't complain if the ads were something other then $1 Sausage McGriddles, six pack abs, car insurance ads. Even Marks dad has a Facebook page for his dentistry practice. Suprisingly he sounds like a pretty cool guy, but my personal Facebook experience has pretty much become seeing . . stopped in at Arbys, hit the slopes, how bout them Giants, was Madonna great! Why I can't get enthused about that anymore I guess is once you've awakened it's hard to go back to sleep.
Thanks for the clarification. When I first responded to the poll, I said "I don't know" since "content" is such a vague term. With your clarification, however, I would change my response to "no." I don't think Facebook should pay people for their musings, some of which are quite mindless.
Good questions. In this case, by "content" we meant the content you create through your account -- so, yes, status updates, comments, photos, links, likes. These are the things that allow Facebook to develop a detailed picture of you and attract advertisers to the site, and -- ultimately -- it's what puts the billions in Facebook's pockets.
create content in huge volume without being paid. . . And thus is the phenomenon of the Internet. Eventually the bills come due though. Even Madonna admitted yesterday she's going to be humping and grinding in front of infatuated fans on tour through 2012 because she has to "pay the bills".
I don't believe we should be paid for the data, but I think we need to start a serious conversation about data ownership, and how much we can control data we contribute to different properties. If Facebook and Google (and many other online brands) are making big bucks using our information, we should have some say in how they use it (and they can have some say in how they limit our usage based on that), but I think we need to discuss those tradeoffs and how we want to approach this because data analysis is only going get more sophisticated.
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