You should get paid for uploading your data online

There’s a store in London called The Data Dollar Store that sells pretty much everything you’d find in a usual store, but this store is in no way a usual store, because instead of accepting money for what you want to buy, they accept only personal data instead.

dims

The Data Dollar Store sells products for personal information and not money (AOL).

This store is the first of its kind that exposes the hidden truth about social media.

Personal data ‘freely’ uploaded on social media platforms are used to target social media users.

Algorithms are programmed so as to collect data and turn it into useful information that can then be sold to advertising companies or used directly to target ads at users.

The question is, if my data and your data are generating money online, then why are you and I not getting part of that money?

 


Featured imagine Credit: MaximP/ Shutterstock

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s