– Wildly commercial; serving the advertisers’ interests at the expense of consumers’ valuable time and attention.
– Prone to surveillance pressure from governments, e.g. PRISM
– Vulnerable to censorship.
Since the early 2000s, we’ve come a long way with new forms of social media. It all started with blogging. Then we’ve seen several object-centered sociality tools such as Flickr, Youtube and Twitter pop up, while at the same time, a number of multi-dimensional social networks like Friendster, MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn came to prominence and burst.