2006 Websurfing Big Brother's new thoughtcrime
"The main change is that the companies being acquired today are real businesses, with lots of customers or viewers.He goes on to write that another reason the new boom would be better than the first because:
YouTube has 100 million video downloads a day, and 73 million viewers a month, and by acquiring it Google has increased the amount of video streams it controls by a factor of 10.
MySpace has 14 million viewers a month - mainly young people, a group that the traditional media is finding hard to reach."
"The second key difference with the late 1990s is that companies now have a model of how to make money from the internet - and that model is based on advertising."So...in short the concentration of the web and interest based sites are doing the marketing for huge corporations. Fox and Google are sure to make tons of money and people who frequent their sites are sure to be unindated with tons ads specified for them. To quote George Orwell's 1984. Thoughtcrime, or in this case websurfing is "not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you."