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Published: 9 August 2012
The world as we know it is changing. We are seeing rapid transformations in technology which are bringing about changes in the way consumers participate in the economy and society. This fast pace of change can be seen clearly in the growth of technology businesses. As of September 2006, Facebook was extended beyond its original target audience of educational institutions to anyone with a registered email address. By May 2012, it had over 900 million active users. A similar story can be seen with Twitter which had grown to 140 million active users by March 2012 since its creation in 2006.
Published: 18 June 2012
Imagine a world where a company can refuse you a loan because your friends on Facebook have bad credit ratings. When you get worse deals than others when buying online because a company has tracked your search patterns and know that you’re not much of a bargain hunter. These things are already happening in the online world.