It’s hard to argue against Dave’s logic on how much Google and Facebook make from users vs. what users get in return.
Since what Google and Facebook give to users is free, if they want us to use their products more then there needs to be an incentive.
Free apps, free search engine, and a free social network are not enough to cover the costs of abusing my personal and private information.
I think Google and Facebook should pay users. Apple is so rich it can afford to discount hardware and still be the industry’s profit leader.
Google owns YouTube and pays so-called YouTubers whose videos get many tens of millions of viewers; which results in more advertising, which increases revenue and profits. Google also pays billions to Apple to make Google the default search engine on Safari. Hundreds of millions are paid to Mozilla for a similar position on the Firefox browser. If Google wants more users then they need to pay the users. I’m a user. Pay me, Google.