The issue popped up this past week in this howler enunciated by Mark Zuckerberg:
“We don’t build services in order to make money,” he wrote in a personal letter to shareholders included in [Facebook’s IPO-related SEC] filing. “We make money in order to build better services.”
One might ask if Facebook would be willing to appoint a majority of ordinary Facebook users to its corporate board, so as to assure itself of the authenticity of its supposed efforts at “better” services. Should there be ads on Facebook? Should Facebook accumulate the world’s biggest marketing database and make money for Mark Zuckerberg and other rich people by selling the scraped, uncompensated information to other corporate capitalists? Who votes “No”?
Yeah, didn’t think so…