Now that you are among the many millions that have been snookered into offering up your information and privacy, the big thing now is for the holders to find new ways of making use of your info, that usually means them figuring out how to make money off of it. They dignify it by calling it “monetizing it”. Dope dealers usually don’t call what they do “dealing dope” they just call it doing business and to heck with the consequences.
Like Pedophiles offering children cookies to lure them into the back of a moving van. They appear harmless, and then ince you’re in their true agendas are set into motion because you have allowed them to easily access:
networks User IDs
- Lists of friends
- Info you’ve shared with others
- They also are granted permission to send you email and offers
Social media analytics company Postrank has found two new ways to make use of the massive pile of data it collects each day concerning social media engagement with web content. Postrank scores pieces of content by the number of comments they receive, the number of times they are shared on Twitter, bookmarked on Delicious, linked to by blogs and much more. The company is tracking social media engagement with all kinds of things.
Postrank announced the expansion of its browser plug-in to include Google search results, so that select Google results will now be appended with data about their social media engagement. (See screenshot below.) Today,Postrank launched a new data blog: tracking variable social media engagement between players in various industries, like auto manufacturers or newspaper websites. Take a moment to read the blog and check back in.