Big Tech advantage is larger than WW2 code breakers over Germany

Google has over 90% of the world’s searches.

Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Search Engine Market Share

Facebook has 65% of social media.

Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Social Media Market Share

< href="">Amazon has almost 50% of all eCommerce sales in the USA.

How does the information that Google and Facebook has on their competition and emerging competitors compare to power of breaking German coded messages in World War 2?

Computer based personality judgments are more accurate than those made by close friends.

Sean Parker, former President of Facebook, said the thought process behind building the social media giant was: “How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?

Gambling is addictive because you don’t know how many bets you will have to make before you win. B F Skinner uncovered this in his Harvard pigeon lab in the 1950s. If pigeons were given food every time they pecked a button, they pecked a lot. If they were only sometimes given food when they pecked a button, they not only pecked much more, but did so in a frantic, compulsive manner.

Google and Facebook had 84% of global spending on digital advertising, excluding China, in 2017.


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