Data set treasure troves
Could a social media site amass such a vast amount of data about huge numbers of people that it becomes a seller (indirect maybe) of access to its data for data mining purposes and turns into an effective monopoly? (See this post: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonbruner/2012/04/12/will-data-monopolies-paralyze-the-internet/)
Might we see a Google or a Facebook or an Amazon getting so much data about its users that they know more than national governments do about them? If I socially live in Facebook wherever I am geographically what does that mean in terms of my citizenship?
Could net citizenship grow to be of the same class as national citizenship? Is it remotely conceivable that Facebook or Google could evolve into entities more powerful or more influential than some nation states? Maybe they have already.