RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 711045661 LA English T1 The daily you : how the new advertising industry is defining your identity and your worth A1 Turow, Joseph., PB Yale University Press PP New Haven YR 2011 SN 9780300165012 0300165013 9780300188011 0300188013 AB The Internet is often hyped as a means to enhanced consumer power: a hypercustomized media world where individuals exercise unprecedented control over what they see and do. That is the scenario media guru Nicholas Negroponte predicted in the 1990s, with his hypothetical online newspaper The Daily Me, and it is one we experience now in many ways and on a daily basis. But, as the author shows, the customized media environment we inhabit today reflects diminished, not enhanced consumer power. Not only ads and discounts but even news and entertainment are being customized by newly powerful media agencies on the basis of data we don't know they are collecting and individualized profiles we don't know we have. It is clearly not being customized by and for consumers themselves. Little is known about this new industry: how is this data being collected and analyzed? And how are our profiles created and used? How do you know if you have been identified as a "target" or "waste" or placed in one of the industry's finer-grained marketing niches? Are you, for example, a Socially Liberal Organic Eater, a Diabetic Individual in the Household, or Single City Struggler? And, depending on the category to which you are assigned, how does that affect the array of choices, and what you see and do online? Drawing on research, including interviews with industry insiders, this book shows how advertisers have come to wield such power over individuals and media outlets, and what can be done to stop it.