Controlling the Masses

I did not see it coming but it is coming as sure as eggs is eggs. In the early days of the internet search engines like Google offered a free search service. They did so at a huge development cost creating complex algorithms; MySpace and Facebook offered and others offered different free services. Ultimately, of course, there is no such thing as a free lunch and advertisements and marketing ploys starting the hard sell. Today there are data miners, who can figure out what individual users of search engines and social electronic media may want to buy, so if you visit one site you will find your search engine offering you products indicated by your last search.

There is an element of control and manipulation. The free services now make very large profits from advertising and advertisers now can find out so much information about their potential customers that they can successfully adapt the hard sell to the profiles that their formulae indicate. Continue reading