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Millennials Willing To Share Personal Data — For a Price 88

jfruh writes "The rap on the under-30 crowd is that they don't care anywhere near as much about online privacy as their elders — but that's not quite true. According to a recent study by USC's Annenberg Center for the Digital Future, millennials are just as concerned about the use of their personal data online as their elders. The difference arises when it comes to why they share that data: older users share with someone they trust, while millennials share when they perceive that there's something in it for them."
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Millennials Willing To Share Personal Data — For a Price

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  • the phrase "thank you sir may I have another" has no meaning. they too will learn :) and get off my lawn

    • What I find amusing is that TFA characterized them as doing it "smarter", but I don't see any evidence of that. On the contrary.

      To be honest with you, when they make that trade, because there is "something in it for them", I think they often make bad decisions, because they don't fully understand what they are giving up in exchange.

      If they keep that up, they will regret it later.
  • Under 25 (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Zaelath ( 2588189 ) on Tuesday April 23, 2013 @08:06PM (#43531439)

    I'd say you need them under 25, since science keeps proving my theory that they're still children until 25+ []

    This brain region gives an individual the capacity to exercise “good judgment” when presented with difficult life situations. Brain research indicating that brain development is not complete until near the age of 25, refers specifically to the development of the prefrontal cortex.

    Seems though that once they're used to being Facebook's bitch, they can age to any level and post justify their adolescent actions. As many on this thread will no doubt show.

  • Semantics! (Score:4, Interesting)

    by girlintraining ( 1395911 ) on Tuesday April 23, 2013 @08:10PM (#43531489)

    The older crowd will share info with people they trust, and the millenials when they can turn a buck. I don't see the difference, really -- the only variable is the currency. Trust relationships are also based on a give-take, but it's implicit. In the latter case, the relationship is an explicit give-take. So what this comes down to is exaggerating the differences between two groups -- and gee, go figure... news agencies thrive on creating differences where none exist in order to generate a story.

  • in exchange for sex.

    • in exchange for sex.

      Spoken like a true virgin.

    • by knarf ( 34928 )

      Sorry to break your fantasy but that type of personal data is shared on every breath you take, every move you make. From exhaled aerosols through skin flakes, hair loss and nose droppings. By the time you're geared up (or -down) for having sex you've shared enough to create an army of clones.

  • Is that like a weed that I can use RoundUp on? Maybe some Landmaster?

  • Easy to remember (Score:5, Insightful)

    by onyxruby ( 118189 ) <onyxruby@[ ] ['com' in gap]> on Tuesday April 23, 2013 @09:25PM (#43532135)

    Look, it's really easy to remember how things work, and it really doesn't matter what the market is. All you have to is remember one very simple thing and you will have a clue.

    If your not paying for the product, you are the product.

    • by Anonymous Coward

      These days, you're the product even if you pay.

  • At last a way to cash in on my multiple personality disorder, we've hit paydirt.
  • Someone born since 2000?

    Who gives a twopenny toss about what a bunch of children think? They'll change their minds when they've grown up a bit anyway.

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. -- Wernher von Braun