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[–] BoraxTheFungarian 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Money has been secondary to control for a long time now. They still go hand in hand, but money hasn't been the goal since the invention of money. The idea is this, those in control don' t want progress to outpace their mechanisms of control, but still want to foster progress. They ideal model has progress being made fastest at the top. No doubt there are a lot of moving parts. It's impressive.

[–] thantik 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

To expand on this a little further - I think what happened is that they went with advertising...and made money. But then later figured out, if they could control the population they could make MORE money by double-dipping and selling people's brains to the highest bidder.

It's not that it's not about money any longer - it still very much is. It's that control leads to even MORE money than just advertising.

[–] CowWithBeef 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

DOD cancelled an internet surveillance program weeks before the launch of Facebook. The plan was to grow as A and become B once a monopoly was achieved. Redesigned isn't really true when it was the plan from the start.

[–] BentAxel 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Thank you. Yes. Original intent was bandwagon money train. What its been turned into... something else entirely.

[–] JohnGoodman 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It’s still about advertising, except now people are the product being advertised

[–] VoatMobile 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Tide pods... accept no imitation.

[–] 3428483 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

And water is wet.

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[–] wesmoc 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

That’s the way it should be but it isn’t that way in reality.

[–] jimibulgin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What you or I do matters not. What matters is what "50% +1" of the voting population does.

[–] PutinDid911 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Jew social media silent.

[–] wigson 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

They're scrambling to find dirt on McAfee and smear him as an alt-right nazi.

[–] uab 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

On Diaspora, you can run your own server/'pod'

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[–] BlackSheepBrouhaha 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

McAfee: Read the score from the past two innings and call it insightful.

[–] HappyMealBullshit 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I think it was designed to make money, otherwise it wouldn't have been originally built by private corporations and funded by private investors. Censoring and controlling people is just a nice little added bonus that evil, greedy, and power-hungry people have taken advantage of.

[–] Qamom 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I agree.

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