I will elaborate on that in a series of post, starting from the basic ideas:
- because of the lack of strong EU social networks, the large majority of personal data published by European citizens on social networks is now owned by the US
- the US own the “social personal data” of EU citizens and builds on top of it value added services, which resells to Europeans – not only social networking but also advertising
- this is a positive feedback loop where more data drive to better services, so the EU-US gap is likely to grow
What do you think?