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Principal of Chess Media Group, a social business consultancy. Jacob works with mid and enterprise organizations on developing customer and employee engagement strategies. He is also the co-author of Twittfaced, a social media 101 book for business. Jacob authors a Social CRM and Enterprise 2.0 blog.

One response to “Privacy is Dead and We Killed it”

  1. Victim #4,486,453,076


    Fair enough. We actually thought marking a box “only my friends” meant the free service honored my right to privacy. Sure, I thought I lived in a democratic society where my constitutional rights were something all Americans believed in.

    I’ve deleted two of three Facebook accounts, ignore all Gmail and rarely even open Twitter anymore. I never look at ads, nor do I consider any of the presented subjects even remotely match my interest.

    I stopped using my iPhone and actually stopped using a cell phone too.

    Funny, my daughter wants to move to a remote part of the country and hopes to never have to be part of a world where people are obsessed with other people’s lives. It’s pretty frightening.

    Perhaps, the fact that we are victims of violent crimes that makes us a special class or minority in the population. Wait! Actually, we are not a minority class.

    Victims of crimes represent 57% of the population. We were promised by the judicial system and public safety systems that we would be free from harm and protected. It’s sad to see so many false promises and the lack of empathy towards people in corporate America. I think the recent published report to the President on Big Data and Privacy helps to reframe the wicked problem these companies have got us in.

    It certainly explains how our nation has lost it’s leadership role in the World.