Privacy Vs Openness; Public Interest Vs Corporate Interest

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 09:02 AM

The explosion of public opinion and negative press about Facebook lately has been absolutely fascinating to watch for several reasons. First, it delineates the clear existence of two different models of innovation and company operation -- for instance, the Ubuntu development model versus the Apple product development model -- and exemplifies all too clearly the consideration and input (or lack thereof) that users and user interests have in the evolution of a product.