Economics of Privacy


September 27, 2011


Markus Mobius and Susan Athey of Harvard University discuss changes over the last five years in the way people consume online news. In the past, individuals would consume online news similarly to how they would read a traditional newspaper. Currently, the trend has become using intermediaries, such as content aggregators and social media. While some major organizations disagree with the aggregation model, other organizations defend it, citing new reach to readers for their sites.