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Government Trying to Kill the Independent Web?

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posted on May, 17 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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Why is the ATS poll headlined like that- when none of the questions pertain to the headline? The only people interested in the marketing aspect of the Internet and of limiting that marketing to a few, select, commercial giants- are those same, select, commercial giants.

They also pay very, very well for any iota of personal marketing information - surfers habits if you will. Just ask the owners of Facebook.

Now, all of the ATS poll questions are about personal views and/about shopping habits on the web- similar to a poll I was asked to complete as part of a paid marketing survey a couple of years ago.

So, a few questions for the owners of ATS:

1. Where are the poll results going to?
2. Did you get paid to source this valuable marketing information from your site members (us)?
3. If you did get paid to source this information from a third party, who is the third party?
4. If the above is true, how much did they pay you per completed poll survey?
5. How much money total have you made to date selling this valuable marketing information?
6. Did any member, management or employee of ATS give private information about ATS members along with the poll/marketing survey results such as sexual orientation, age, associational lists, IP address, email addresses, geographic information or any other demographic information given you by ATS members in good faith?

And most important of all. Did you actually expect to toss out a 'poll' such as this without at least a few of your 'conspiracy buffs' smelling something rotten about it?




posted on May, 17 2011 @ 05:27 PM
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Like most all big corps now, CIA backed and funded...



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by Stratus9
Why is the ATS poll headlined like that- when none of the questions pertain to the headline?

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 05:44 PM
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Pardon any digression, but I thought this was relevant:
Google/FaceBook, What They Are Hiding

Peace,
spec
edit on 17-5-2011 by speculativeoptimist because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 11:28 PM
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I believe that is of interest to all of us- why our personal information is now up to the highest bidder and Corporate attempts to narrow the pipe to smaller entities while opening it wide for the big guys. Net Neutrality is a major issue and will become more so.

That being said, I still have to ask why the Poll was titled in the manner it was.
The 'gubment' has little interest in crashing the independent web insofar as marketing is concerned. So why not title it "Do Corporations Wish to Crash the Independent Web?"



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 01:36 AM
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Originally posted by Stratus9
I believe that is of interest to all of us- why our personal information is now up to the highest bidder and Corporate attempts to narrow the pipe to smaller entities while opening it wide for the big guys.

That's always been the case, long before the Internet -- which is not the "treasure trove" of personal information most believe. Offline databases and cross-referencing algorithms are still where the data and money is.



Net Neutrality is a major issue and will become more so.

Internet neutrality has nothing to do with this issue. The concept of "net neutrality" is an assurance of no corporate controlling factors influencing the delivery of online content.



That being said, I still have to ask why the Poll was titled in the manner it was.

Because politicians who are influenced by corporate money (some of it big media) are seeking to piggy-back on artificial paranoia surrounding "tracking cookies" in an effort to destroy the only viable revenue source available to small to mid-sized independent websites.



The 'gubment' has little interest in crashing the independent web insofar as marketing is concerned. So why not title it "Do Corporations Wish to Crash the Independent Web?"

If the diversity of opinion available online is silenced by removing the ability for small to mid-sized independent websites to pay operational costs, the result will be a drastic reduction and consolidation of available online media sources -- much more easier to control.

Big media loves that scenario since they will be generally exempt from the "do not track" rules being applied to online cookies as their operations are large enough to afford their own ad-serving systems, and thus, do not deliver third-party cookies with their ads.
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