Internet Balloons By Google, Now Internet.Org by Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)??? GIVE ME A BREAK
It has hit news stands, Mark Zuckerberg wants to connect the 2/3rd of the world population who presently has no access to internet ONLINE. WOW! He’s late though, a few months ago Google Announced Balloons all over Africa to bring internet to the masses…. Microsoft boss, Bill Gates criticized it — why? Because he says big companies should worry about helping hungry people, rather than giving them internet first.
Google, Facebook, and all other Public ally traded money hungry SOBs of corporations have no other obligations, than to report an increase in profits every 3 months! BUT, wait — they are running out of people to show ads to; average joe’s and jane’s to milk for every last dying cent — so what engenius plan do they come up with?? GET EVERYONE IN THE WORLD CONNECTED, BRING FREE INTERNET TO THE MASSES!!
Yea it all sounds nice, and all that — but if you look deep enough, they aren’t doing this because of their kind warmheartedness, rather because they have to REPORT PROFIT EARNINGS INCREASES every 3 months OR ELSE!! and the only way to do that is to have more visitors, more people using their product(s).
Genius plan, nicely packaged, but the real meaning behind it is dark, inconsiderate and SELFISH.
UPDATE 8/23/2013 – Read This – the covers are off, my hunch was right, now they wrote a story about it. “You could be generous and call this enlightened self-interest, but more likely, Internet.org is a canny business move dressed up to sound like charity.”