The European Commission reported in 2011 that the largest amount of information on the Internet is produced in Social Networking Sites (European Commission, 2011). The frantic explosion of technological innovation makes users less able to keep up with changes that influence their ability to manage their online identity and makes protection of privacy one of the most crucial and controversial issues (King & Raja, 2012).
Α recent conversation with some colleagues about how the digital news outlets are ‘obliged’ (no, they are not) to use cut-and-paste or click-bait practices to generate more clicks for their websites (hence, more advertising) brought me in mind Lucy Kung’s book that I recently read.
Last year DOMO, one of the top Business Intelligence Services companies in the US, published an infographic with the title ‘Data Never Sleeps 2.0’ (Domo, 2014) showing the amounts of digital data generated every minute. The numbers were impressive and it seemed hard for the reader to realize that all these massive amounts of data reported responded to only just one minute of an hour.