I re-ordered the units in my class and as serendipity would have it, today we are watching Mark Zuckerberg testify today as to “The Cost of Free”. The Wall Street Journal article attached to this lesson is all of a sudden, well, wrong. I have been teaching my students that when they use social media and really, when they use any free services on the Internet, they are the product and not the customer. So, the idea of “cost” is only just barely relevant. Facebook, for example, is not providing services to social media users. Facebook is providing services to “advertisers” and “influencers”.
How are people managing this shift in awareness in your classes?