‘Facebook taps into something most people want to do’, says Leeds Met journalism lecturer Sean Dodson, interviewed on BBC radio. ’That’s to present an image to the world – and control that image’.
‘People realise we live in a more mediated society now. On Facebook, it’s both social and it’s media.’
‘Facebook is strange because it’s a company, and 600 million people participate – but they’re not customers. We are effectively allowing this company to sell our privacy [to advertisers] at a price.’
The interview was broadcast on BBC Radio Leeds (and begins about five minutes into the show).