beschizza at June 17th, 2014 16:15 — #1
emo_pinata at June 17th, 2014 16:19 — #2
Did a 40-something ginger just try to peer pressure me?
mindysan33 at June 17th, 2014 16:22 — #3
I think "empathy deficit" could probably describe why we have about 90% of the problems we have in modern society.
But yeah, glad he's interested in having all of his info available for data mining - good for him. Many of us are not. I think we can probably find a happy middle ground between data mining and being completely anonymous, and setting up various social spaces online to find a workable compromise.
disarticulate at June 17th, 2014 16:22 — #4
If our current understanding of database mining, and it's continued improvement on probability calculations, eventually facebook will start showing you ads for coffins, and you'll know without any doubt you're about to die.
This is, apparently, a benefit to this man; but others enjoy the surpise.
mandybrigwell at June 17th, 2014 16:28 — #5
In what way is the 'ginger' bit relevant here? If you're going to pick something to criticise, there's a hell of a lot more on offer than the colour of hair the guy happens to have been born with.
groundman at June 17th, 2014 16:29 — #6
"Better ads"? what the hell?
Actually, that's when I knew this was a joke.
It IS a joke isn't it?
imb at June 17th, 2014 16:30 — #7
Frankly, I want privacy for myself and this guy.
rhizome at June 17th, 2014 16:32 — #8
The least interesting person on the internet doesn't care about privacy. Shocking.
squaredsquare at June 17th, 2014 16:32 — #9
Scoble is an idiot, why would anyone care about what he thinks ?
skippy at June 17th, 2014 16:33 — #10
I'd be curious to know how many products Scoble -- or any one he knows -- have purchased specifically because of an online ad.
jandrese at June 17th, 2014 16:36 — #11
Isn't this parody? I sure hope it is.
jjsaul at June 17th, 2014 16:38 — #12
Just wait until some anonymous 4chan doxers decide to test his commitment to the anti-privacy stance.
t3knomanser at June 17th, 2014 16:45 — #13
So, using an ad blocker is destroying my life?
rhizome at June 17th, 2014 16:45 — #14
Yes, Scoble is a parody of John C. Dvorak.
cleveremi at June 17th, 2014 16:53 — #15
Yep. Life destroyed. Let's just sit here in misery with our less cluttered, faster-loading web. Poor us. What will we ever do?
beschizza at June 17th, 2014 17:02 — #16
As that hypothetically describes both myself and Scoble, this is most certainly the case.
lesb at June 17th, 2014 17:05 — #17
I gave up on Scoble a long time ago, roughly when he was babbling about how important "social media" was but not actually saying anything of any actual interest. He likes to use words like "engagement" a lot, which does suggest he may have a case of cranio-rectal insertion.
The notion of "better ads" is interesting. My brain refuses to notice the ones that AdBlock doesn't, err, block.
He does seem moderately silly, and not in an endearing or amusing way...
 In internet time. Currently anything over a month, though in Scoble's case, it was probably longer.
disarticulate at June 17th, 2014 17:12 — #18
Some people enjoy being seduced, even when they know that they're being seduced.
shuck at June 17th, 2014 17:13 — #19
Ugh, I initially had a more cogent response, but after reading his post and responses to comments, all I can think now is: Christ, what an asshole.
patrace at June 17th, 2014 17:15 — #20
I feel like this is just the setup. We'll get the punchline in a few years.
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