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We're Being Slowly Screwed By Social Networks and We're Oblivious

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We're Being Slowly Screwed By Social Networks and We're Oblivious

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all the others once seemed to have our interests at heart; now that's looking a little more questionable; in the future, who knows where it'll end? Problem is, subtle privacy changes creep up on us in such a way that we're practically oblivious to them.

Today's Doghouse Diaries comic sums that up neatly. If you're unfamiliar with the boiling frog anecdote, here's a version from Daniel Quinn's The Story of B:

If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will of course frantically try to clamber out. But if you place it gently in a pot of tepid water and turn the heat on low, it will float there quite placidly. As the water gradually heats up, the frog will sink into a tranquil stupor, exactly like one of us in a hot bath, and before long, with a smile on its face, it will unresistingly allow itself to be boiled to death.

Sound familiar? [Doghouse Diaries]

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