Facebook is public now
. And that means you're going public too.
Facebook has to make you share more. It has to make you expose more of yourself.
It has to do all those deeply creepy it's already doing, but more more more. It is going to sell you to advertisers, to shareholders, to anyone it can.
To be worth the enormous stack of cash it's raising in its IPO,
Facebook need to earn a lot more money.
And that means bleeding its users privacy even more than it already does. Facebook made a mere $1.21 per user last quarter.
Sure. It has a ton of users, but that's a low number, not the kind of thing it's making up on volume.
By comparison, Google earned $7.14
. Both Google and Facebook are in the business of selling you to advertisers.
And Facebook is going to need to get way better at it.
And that means doing more things to annoy you, mess with your privacy, and generally be loathsome in all the ways it already is, but more so.