Stop Scrolling, Start Earning:

Why Your Data Deserves a Paycheck (and How to Take Back Control)

Data & Business Science
6 min readMar 11, 2024

Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there. You’re scrolling through endless social media feeds, mindlessly clicking on articles, or maybe even taking a goofy quiz about what 80s cartoon character you are (looking at you, nostalgia fiends). It’s easy to get lost in the digital rabbit hole, but here’s the thing: with every click, swipe, and like, you’re generating a treasure trove of personal data.
And that data? Big companies are scooping it all up like a digital gold rush. They use fancy AI (Artificial Intelligence) to analyze your habits, desires, and even your deepest fears (okay, maybe not that deep, but you get the picture). This data then gets turned into targeted advertising that follows you around the internet like a persistent salesperson, or worse, it gets sold off to who knows who.

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The Shocking Truth: You’re Getting Robbed (of Your Data, That Is)

The kicker? We get absolutely nothing in return. Think about it this way: imagine walking into a store, browsing the aisles, and even chatting with the cashier about your favorite brand of cereal. Then, after all that helpful information exchange, the manager pats you on the back and says, “Thanks for the info! Now get outta here!” Sounds ridiculous, right?

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Data & Business Science

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