Data Porn

The meaning of the word is knowledge that is transmitted and produced in order to reach a conclusion, an investigation, a reasoning. The data are used actively in every field in daily life. For example, the information you enter when you register to a website is written to the site database.

Then the content of the site is created using this information. Every function you perform is written to the database using your own information. When you upload a photo, the information of the photo is written in the database with your profile number and used to show this information again. When this kind of information is accumulated, a data stack is formed about you in the database and this information is stored for later use.

Using this information, similar content can be displayed on your site as well as on previously purchased ads. When you click on the ads, the information that was clicked using your profile number again generates another piece of data. In this way, it is possible to display the contents of the ads that are most suitable for you.

This loop continues to repeat as long as you remain in the site, and large databases are created. General statistics are available in these databases. Larger masses are always used to generate larger content sets. In this way, the movement and circulation that you do each year is stored for hundreds of years. In any case, this information is used over and over again. The infinite loop created by storing the information in this way can be used by malicious people as well as good content for malicious purposes as it is divided into large data groups over time.

Facebook Sample

As in the Facebook scandal, Donald Trump’s ad campaign was the result of using people’s information to show people good ads about Donald Trump to get their votes. Similarly, companies such as instagram, vk, twitter use similar data to show people positive and negative sponsored content.

So social media is guiding people by using their own data. In this way, people now decide by looking at social media on their cell phones to decide what to do. It is the site’s data algorithm that directs these decisions to people. In other words, people’s own choices have actually been devalued, and instead of showing their changed content, people have become the slaves of the now formed data. Humanity, which began to forget its own selves, has turned to data dependency over time.

If this data dependency is not used correctly, it is tried to weaken the society consciousness by showing the bad results to people as correct. That’s why I recommend you be very careful when publishing content on the internet. Even if possible, I recommend that you learn everything in real life rather than learning and practicing everything like social media.

Thank you for reading.

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