some e-retailers are playing with identity-based pricing. dynamic pricing against competitors has been going on for a while, but now it’s what _you_ do that could cost you.
I was going through my buzz feed a few months ago and came across an angry rant about targeted advertising from kent newsome. kent states: I fricking hate targeted ads (actually I hate all ads, but I have to pick my battles). I wish that every business that thinks it needs to track my comings and
last week, social crm plugin rapportive got some competition. gist announced that it was bringing its dashboard functionality to my gmail inbox and beloved droid. is this the end for rapportive?
I realized why I was torn. making all my information available to anyone? so not good. making my information available to businesses that want to sell me stuff in order to save us both time? golden. don’t get me wrong. I still think facebook’s privacy shenanigans stink, and I worry about the potential for abuse with younger consumers. but I think the instant personalization concept is an enormous win for businesses and consumers.
a good read if you’re concerned about the latest facebook shenanigans. short version – if you want all the old facebook functionality, it’s gonna cost you a little privacy…
rapportive, a plug-in for gmail, provides background information from the social web about people with whom you correspond. new updates bring the product closer to being an essential tool for many gmail users.
one of my first posts on the qualified yes was on using facebook privacy settings to prevent public humiliation – or maybe just an awkward conversation. big changes have come to facebbok, and I have been remiss on keeping my readers up to date. here’s a post to correct that.
never heard of rapportive? well, they’ve heard of you, and they’re sharing that info with all your gmail contacts. a “social crm” plugin for gmail provides a 360 view of people with whom you correspond. but is the full monty treatment appropriate for all your contacts? and what are people seeing about you?
some more good news for privacy-loving facebook users. facebook announced new privacy controls for content shared through applications.
most of the criticism of google’s new service has focused on the service’s auto-follow feature. I’m not all that worried about who google thinks I should be following and/or follows on my behalf. I’m more concerned about the other side of the coin – the absence of good controls over who follows me.