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The Evolution of Data Storage

The Evolution of Data Storage | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

"Data storage has come a long way. From the days of 1.44 MB 2.5-inch floppy drives to the hundreds of gigabytes you can now carry around on a flash drive, to cloud storage that you can access anywhere. But is cloud storage the end the road? Can storage evolve beyond the cloud?"

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The feudal information age

"When it comes to our data on the internet, we’re serfs again, working land we’ll never own the rights to. I don’t think there’s anything inherently corrupt about electronic communication—no need to abandon the internet, folks—but I do think we’re at a point of transition here. What is the equivalent of a middle class in this situation? It may still be just out of the reach of our imaginations, but a solid place to start is learning what we can about the dependencies already in place."

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What social networks know about you.

What social networks know about you. | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

It’s hard to escape the sense that we provide social networks with too much information about ourselves. They know our names, our faces, our friends, our favorite music and movies, our employment history. Since they profit by using our online identities to sell targeted advertising, it’s only fair to ask how networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram view us.

Artur Alves's insight:

This infographic shows how much of your information is stored, sorted and used by your social network services.

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