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Facebook Unveils New Paid Research Program to Track Competitors

Facebook Unveils New Paid Research Program to Track Competitors

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  • This is a better research route than previous (see reason why it’s only available for Android because Apple said ‘not today’ w/ the sneakiness) and will hopefully educate some people on the value of their data.

    If and when it’s available for iOS again, definitely going to download because, why not

    This is a better research route than previous (see reason why it’s only available for Android because Apple said ‘not today’ w/ the sneakiness) and will hopefully educate some people on the value of their data.

    If and when it’s available for iOS again, definitely going to download because, why not? I have to use FB for work so I might as well get paid for the data I’ll be sharing.

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  • This is a good milestone. I’ve suggested before that, as we move steadily to sustainable full information culture, an interim route to full asset equity is paying everyone for all data used. Capitalist societies only recognize financial transactions as sacred hence the problem with privacy and rights

    This is a good milestone. I’ve suggested before that, as we move steadily to sustainable full information culture, an interim route to full asset equity is paying everyone for all data used. Capitalist societies only recognize financial transactions as sacred hence the problem with privacy and rights. If our data is contracted it becomes real.

  • The company's official blog post gets into some of the specifics:

    https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2019/06/study-from-facebook/

    The app tracks:

    - The apps installed on a participant’s phone

    - The amount of time spent using those apps

    - Participant’s country, device and network type

    - App activity names

    The company's official blog post gets into some of the specifics:

    https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2019/06/study-from-facebook/

    The app tracks:

    - The apps installed on a participant’s phone

    - The amount of time spent using those apps

    - Participant’s country, device and network type

    - App activity names, which may show us the names of app features participants are using

    It's still unclear to me exactly how much money a user will get for using the app, but it's nice to see users getting paid for data. Good trend that I hope continues.

  • It is inevitable, Facebook business can’t survive without access to your data #userdata #usertesting

  • Two words come to mind: anti trust...

    How is this not considered using a dominant position to block competition?

  • Ack. Facebook Inc. wants help keeping tabs on competitors, and is willing to pay users to do it.

    The social giant Tuesday unveiled a new research app called Study that will collect data on which smartphone apps people download, what features they use inside those apps and how much time they spend on

    Ack. Facebook Inc. wants help keeping tabs on competitors, and is willing to pay users to do it.

    The social giant Tuesday unveiled a new research app called Study that will collect data on which smartphone apps people download, what features they use inside those apps and how much time they spend on them. Facebook said it will promote Study through advertisements on the social network and elsewhere, and users must be 18 years or older to participate.

  • An important stepping stone for the entire data industry. How will users know they're getting a square price for the sale of their intimate data? They won't. A real, everyday kind of person data marketplace is inevitable. Someone please beat Zuckerberg to it.

  • The principal of a crowd economy is that multiple people participate in an activity for some benefit. In this particular case it is being driven by a tech company for its own benefit, but it is an interesting step for the crowd economy and commercializing personal data. Both of these will become import

    The principal of a crowd economy is that multiple people participate in an activity for some benefit. In this particular case it is being driven by a tech company for its own benefit, but it is an interesting step for the crowd economy and commercializing personal data. Both of these will become import trends to watch over time.

  • Looks like they’re reintroducing the app they used before and were heavily criticised for using. As long as they’re transparent about what they’re collecting I don’t see too much of a problem with it.

  • Facebook Lanza una herramienta nueva pagada para trackear a tus competidores.