Fear and anxiety on the like/retweet web

Brian Lamb, Edge, Jul 31, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Brian Lamb writes, "in a grim economic climate, prodding people’s anxieties and fears so you can monetize their relationships really creeps me out." He's responding in part to Alan Levine's satirical take on LinkedIn Endorsements. "The layers of mindlessness embodied by this 'feature' are ably mocked by the CogDog, a particularly pernicious manifestation of the Like/Retweet web...  easily 'gamed'." It's really hard to get this right - Klout failed, and LinkedIn has also failed. What will be much more interesting is our reaction when someone gets it right.

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