Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Buyer Beware!

I got an e-mail last night from Akanksha Goel of Socialize, an up and coming social media house in the UAE which carried a link to a story on their official blog, in which they spoke about the recent Apple location-gate scandal, the Sony PSN hacking incident and an example of when Amazon's cloud hosting services had crashed recently, brining down various other web services such as Quora and HootSuite.

I got tempted into answering this as the press has been playing this mainly as a case of a corporations behaving badly but what responsibility do we as consumers have?  What happened to Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware)? 

In the age of one-click convenience, we choose to ignore many of these risks and can't shift the entire responsibility onto these corporations without first accepting some blame ourselves.

Read about this further on the Socialize Blog by clicking here and you can see my comments on there as well.