The other day on the train I overheard a girl gabbing away on the phone about her company, stuff that could get her fired if it got back to her employer. I was thinking how easy it would be to capture
this on my phone and post it to YouTube, send it to the right people and that video could potentially really hurt her. - I would never
do this of course but I thought of how people did this to celebreties all the time. Now with the increase of people who have this technology in their hands at all times I can see it potentially becoming a huge problem and I couldn't help but think of Orwell's 1984 and Big Brother.
So today I discover this Tech Crunch story
. About a new site called Scooplive.com
that pays people for video footage of celebrities behaving badly, btw I don't think it'll stop w/ celebrities.
Here's their blurb on the homepage "Something
happens on your way to work, a famous movie star is cheating on his
wife in your favorite night club? Don't hesitate anymore, take pictures
with your camera phone, shoot videos and sell your scoops to
journalists from all over the world. You will earn up to 85% of the
How horrible is this and where are we headed?