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Opinion Column by Menckens Ghost
The Creepy Business Models of Google and Facebook
April 13, 2018
By Mencken's Ghost
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's recent testimony in Congress proved one thing: that members of Congress are so idiotic that they can even make android Zuckerberg look good by comparison.
The idiots missed the fundamental problem with the business models of Facebook and Google: They're creepy and intrusive.
Let's start with Google.
To understand the Google business model, imagine going back in time prior to the Internet to do some research at a public library. (Note to millennials: a library is a place where books can be found.)
But this isn't a normal library. It is a library that is operated in accord with the Google business model.
Upon entering the library, you are asked to show your library card. Then as you proceed to the reference section, a creepy-looking library employee follows close behind. As you open ref
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