The future of ownership in social media

Logos for Twitter, displayed on a mobile telephone on September 13, 2013 in London, England. One of the complaints about the social network is the repetitive nature of its discussions.

Fashion Week is done in New York. But Social Media Week is just starting today; it involves 2,500 events in 25 cities. It's sort of like a conference, with big sponsors like Google, Microsoft, and American Expres, and a lot of networking, panel discussions and performances. As events get underway we wanted to talk a little bit about the state of social media, with Harvard Law Proffesor Jonathan Zittrain. He says we've become accustomed to using social data generated by companies like Twitter.

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